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Faroese conservatives pledge to fight against the legalization of abortion

Huxa, the youth association of The Faroese People’s Party (a conservative political party in the Faroe Islands), held its annual general meeting this weekend.

Huxas new committee organized itself as follows:

Tummas Jóhan í Djónastovu, Eiði, chairman
Beinir Johannesen, Klaksvík, vice-chairman
Jóhan Djurholm, Tórshavn, cashier
Jákup Oluf á Lakjuni, Fuglafjørður, secretary
Jónas Højgaard, Tórshavn, board member

Deputy board members:
Rakul S. Frederiksberg, Strendur
Arnbjørn E. Justesen, Klaksvík

In a press release, Huxa stated (rather depressingly, from a liberal point of view) that its new committee will adopt an active conservative youth policy and that it has agreed upon fighting against the legalization of abortion.

Back in February, Faroese organization ”Frítt Val – fyri fríari abort” (Pro choice – Pro Abortion) launched a petition to the Faroese government to liberalize its abortion laws.

Hundreds of people in the Faroe Islands signed the petition.

The organization argued that…

– We should liberalize the abortion laws in the Faroe Islands as we think that all women should be equal before the law when it comes to abortions. Women have control over their own bodies. Hence, they must have to right to decide for themselves whether they are having an abortion or not.

– It must be up to them themselves – not to politicians, doctors or experts – to decide whether to carry out an abortion or not. All women in the Faroe Islands should have the same opportunity to control their own bodies and to decide what their future should look like, the organization stated according to Faroese webpage Snotra.fo.


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