Today’s front pages – Friday, March 15

The Copenhagen Post’s daily digest of what the Danish dailies are reporting on their front pages

Doctors sending pregnant women home

A number of hospitals send home pregnant women who have just been administered the birth-stimulant Minprostin, even though they should be monitored. According to medicine authority Lægemiddelstyrelsen, the stimulant should only be used in maternity wards with the proper equipment to monitor both mother and baby. But hospitals in Hvidovre, Aalborg, Vendsyssel and Sønderborg refer to the Danish obstetrics and gynaecology society, DSOG, which approves of sending pregnant women home to await contractions. – Berlingske

S-voters at odds with their prime minister

When Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt (Socialdemokraterne) called the new government growth plan “classic social-democratic policy”, many of her party members disagreed with her. According to a survey by YouGov for metroXpress newspaper, only 22 percent of Socialdemokraterne (S) voters agree with that statement and only 14 percent of all voters concur. However, 59 percent of S voters agree that the growth plan will enhance Denmark’s ability to compete globally. Furthermore, 65 percent of S voters said that they have varying degrees of faith that the growth plan will create jobs and economic growth by 2020. – MetroXpress

Unemployment insurers offer varied punishment

There are major differences in how much unemployment insurers, A-kasser, sanction their unemployed members, according to new stats. New figures from labour market authorities Arbejdsmarkedsstyrelsen show that in 2012, Magistrenes A-kasse sanctioned its members by 0.8 percent of their monthly A-kasse income for not being available to work. ASE, Det Faglige Hus and Min A-Kasse, on the other hand, docked their members six percent for the same offence. While councils are in charge of setting up job interviews and activation for unemployed individuals, the authority to sanction them rests solely with the individual's A-kasse – Jyllands-Posten

SF against council teaching model

Government coalition party, Socialistisk Folkeparti (SF), has said that it is prepared to stand against local government association Kommunernes Landsforening’s (KL) teaching model if it only favours council interests. The news is a clear warning to Finance Minister Bjarne Corydon (Socialdemokraterne) as it is not standard practise for political parties to comment during a union conflict. In a mail to party members, the SF leadership said that the education reform issue could come to a head sometime around May 1. – Politiken