Christian Democrat Party leader, Goran Hagglund, was backed in his policies to support abortion rights. He has allowed foreign women to come to Sweden to obtain abortions and insists that woman up to 18 weeks pregnant do not need permission for an abortion.
Just as in the United States there has been a backlash against abortion rights in many parts of Europe. Although, there is little evidence of overturning women’s rights to abortion in countries like Poland the government wants to impose restrictions. Hagglund is holding the line on abortion rights in Sweden.