Friday, January 12, 2007

Over Half Of
Norwegian Women
To End Pregnancy
With An Abortion

A society that values life so little that half its women choose to end it before bringing it to term:

Young women opt for abortionMore than half of ethnic Norwegian women under age 25 choose abortion if they get pregnant, according to a new study. The professor behind the study calls the statistic "surprising" and "worrisome."

This group of student advocates understands why young women often opt for abortion if they get pregnant.

A woman's right to choose abortion is deeply engrained in Norwegian society, but it's only most common among young women and women with little education, says Professor Anne Eskild of Akershus University Hospital.

Eskild's study marked the first time that researchers tracked the incidence of abortions and births among ethnic Norwegian women. Results showed major differences between those who chose to abort and those who chose to give birth.

More than half of pregnant women under 25 chose abortion, a rate double that for pregnant women over 40. The abortion rate for women under age 20 was nine times higher than that for women over 40.

"It's very surprising that it's more common for women under 25 to have an abortion than it is to carry out their pregnancy," Eskild told newspaper Aftenposten. She was responsible for the study that been published in the medical journal Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica.

Bye bye. It's closing time. I know who I want to take me home.