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Arnstads personal abortoppgjør: - Makes me feel physically unwell

In an interview with the magazine VG Weekend langer previously See and Hear-editor Ellen Arnstad out against prime minister Erna Solberg and the government's negotiations on abortlovens section 2C.

To the newspaper, she explains that the debate about abortloven this autumn has upset the powerful. She shares her story about her oldest son's severe genetic disease - Joachim.

To the VG Weekend she tells that she has completed two morkakeprøver to get clarity in about Joachims siblings had the same serious disease.

I know that the political debate that has gone in the autumn - and that goes now, makes me physically unwell, " she says to the magazine.

- It is just us it is all about. And many others with us who have large omsorgsoppgaver. Therefore I have to use my samfunnsstemme now, " she adds.

Ellen Arnstad said up his job to spend more time with his seriously ill son, the Newspaper Plus the Seriously ill son,

Arnstad joined in the job as editor for the magazine See and Hear in 2017, which is owned by Aller Media. The same company also owns the Newspaper.

last summer she told Dagbladet Magazine that she chose to quit in the demanding redaktørjobben to spend more time with his seriously ill son - Joachim.

Arnstads oldest child is severely disabled and was seven years old when he was diagnosed with a rare genetic disease.

she then got to know was that the next child would have a 25 percent risk of being born with the same disease. She was then pregnant again.


Had morkakeprøvene been positive, and Arnstad chosen to have an abortion, she might possibly have had to met in a abortnemnd to explain why.

The thought she is "furious", she says to VG Weekend.

I Would in that case have felt responsible for a "sorteringssamfunn that the politicians are talking about, she asks.

Furthermore, she explains that she got a very bad conscience to at all consider such an option.

at the same time, I knew that I would not be able to carry a child to that should go through the same fate. We are talking not about "otherness" and "challenges". We are talking about a very serious and challenging disease, both for us parents - and not least for the child, " she says.

- Strong history

Faced with the VG characterize prime minister Erna Solberg Arnstads history for "strong", and says that such stories makes an impression on her.

Solberg says she never intended that the individual woman bears responsibility for the collation if they take abortion because of serious disease in the fetus.

- the Discussion about the 2c has been about the characteristics of the fetus as in the day also provides the basis for long and good life, be made to the criterion for abortion.

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