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Radio Sweden Thursday

Published torsdag 15 november 2007 kl 13.25
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The Swedish Parliament
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Social Minister Göran Hägglund
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The Swedish parliament votes through a proposal to allow foreign women to have abortions here.

We visit a highly unusual exhibition, designed to highlight the dangerous, and often fatal journeys made by refugees attempting to travel to the west.

Imagine you are way beyond 64, living in a country that has been your permanent residence for years but never really become your home. And its language remains a mystery to you. Now you need regular medical care. A terrifying thought? Well, it is the reality for many people here in Sweden. We take a look at an Old People’s Home in the Stockholm suburbs aimed just at that market.

Closing Music: ”I know there’s something’s going on”, by Frida

Foreign women will soon be able to come to Sweden to carry out an abortion, according to a new law placed before the Swedish Parliament Thursday. But not everyone is in favour.

On the Swedish Baltic island of Gotland, the local Red Cross group recently set up a highly unusual outdoor exhibition to highlight the fate of some refugees fleeing from poverty and unemployment through dangerous journeys across the oceans.

In the port city of Visby, Radio Sweden’s Bill Schiller checks out some special ”tours” definitely not designed for ordinary charter passengers.

Over the past few decades, immigrants from all over the world have come to Sweden - people of all ages. Many of them now need to be taken care of in old people’s homes and their numbers are growing.More and more elderly immigrants are now choosing multi-cultural institutions because they fit their needs better. Radio Sweden’s Alexander Hirschfelder went to a home for the elderly in Rinkeby, a suburb of Stockholm mainly inhabited by immigrants.

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