Norway’s female prime minister suggests restricting abortion

By Jonathon Van Maren Abortion activists in Scandinavia are outraged at a recent suggestion by Norway’s leader that abortion restrictions should be tightened in a few specific circumstances. Currently in Norway, abortion is legal on demand up until the twelfth week of pregnancy, by application until eighteen weeks, and after that in so-called “special circumstances”…

In the wake of attacks on conscience rights across the West, a huge win in Norway

By Jonathon Van Maren Right across Europe and North America, the right to conscientious objection is under threat. In Canada, physicians and medical professionals are fighting in court for the right to refuse to participate in procedures and prescriptions that violate their conscience. In the United States, the Trump Administration recently opened an office specifically…

State kidnappings in Norway show us the danger of big government

By Jonathon Van Maren Progressives often like to scoff at conservative suspicion of “big government” and state power, mocking concerns of state overreach as paranoid or conspiratorial. After all, one fundamental difference between progressives and conservatives is that progressives believe that the state is the solution to social problems, while conservatives believe the power of…