norwegian champion

Katti Anker Møller (1868-1945) was a Norwegian feminist and a champion of reproductive rights in her country. As her family had nine children, and her mother had died of exhaustion from too many births, she saw it a necessity to promote the rights of women to choose each aspect of their motherhood.

Following her intense lobby, the Norwegian Parliament passed a law in 1915 which allowed children born out of wedlock the same rights as the one born to married parents. She was also a strong advocate of decriminalizing abortion, despite being met with strong opposition from society. She supported the use of birth control and established a ‘hygiene office’ in Oslo in order to inform women about contraception.