Far-right speaker Pia Kjaersgaard tells Mette Abildgaard to remove her child
A member of Denmark’s parliament has said she was ordered to remove her newborn daughter from the chamber of representatives, causing surprise in a country often hailed as a pioneer in women’s rights.
” You are not welcome with your child in the parliament’s enclosure ,” the speaker, Pia Kjaersgaard, a onetime captain of the far-right Danish People’s Party, allegedly told Mette Abildgaard.
” I didn’t ask for to be allowed to fetch her since I had previously experienced another collaborator produce a child into the chamber without current problems ,” Abildgaard, whose Conservative party is part of the rule centre-right coalition, wrote on Facebook.
Abildgaard, who is in her 30 s, said she found herself in an exceptional place with her five-month-old daughter, and “ve never” delivered her into the chamber before. She said the babe was ” in a good attitude and had a pacifier in her mouth “.
Kjaersgaard legislated the letter to an helper, who then expected Abildgaard to remove the baby from the area. Abildgaard sided their own children to an auxiliary and returned to the chamber to vote.
” MPs should be in the chamber , not newborn or youths ,” demanded Kjaersgaard, when questioned by reporters. She said clear rules would be issued on the subject.
The Scandinavian country is often hold back as a champ of equality between men and women and women’s rights, and as a child and family-centred nation with charitable parental leave.
Abildgaard noted that she was entitled to a year’s maternity leave with full salary, but that she had chosen to return to work.
Her Facebook post captivated more than 600 statements in the seat of a few hours.” A chamber that represents fathers, parents and children ought to be open to moms, father-gods and babies ,” one person wrote.
In 2016, an Icelandic politician manufactured headlines after breastfeeding her babe while speaking at the podium in parliament.
And in September, New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, becomes a token for running moms when she returned her child to the UN general assembly in New York.