Category Archives: Conscience Rights

Swedish midwife opposed to abortion appeals to European Court of Human Rights

Ellinor Grimmark speaking to the press

By Michael Cook Swedish midwife Ellinor Grimmark has decided to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights in Strausbourg over Sweden’s hard line on conscientious objection. The Swedish Appeals Court decided earlier this month that the government can force

The Weight of Conscience

Conscientious objection needs to be protected By Paul Russell, Director, HOPE, Australia As the Victorian Ministerial Advisory Panel on “assisted dying” makes ready to release its interim report sometime in April, The Age newspaper turned its attention to the matter of

Swedish appeals court fails to protect freedom for health professionals

Pro-life Swedish midwife Ellinor Grimmark

Court says medical staff can’t abide by their consciences, midwife considers appeal to European Court of Human Rights Editor’s note. This update is provided by Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) and is reposted with permission. JÖNKÖPING, Sweden – The Swedish Appeals

Health Care Bullying Over Conscience Rights

By Nancy Valko Years ago, some of my fellow nurses were talking about assisted suicide and two of them supported physician-assisted suicide. I asked if they were comfortable with participating in an assisted suicide. Both were shocked and said no.

Sweden has a midwife shortage — but if you’re pro-life, you might be turned away

By Kelli Sweden is facing a midwife shortage — so much so that some parts of the country offer a monthly stipend to those training to be midwives. But apparently there’s not enough of a shortage to allow anyone espousing

Is freedom of conscience a human right? Sweden doesn’t seem to think so

By Guest Contributor Editor’s note. This appeared at Live Action News and is reposted with permission. The author is a resident of Sweden who has chosen to remain anonymous. In 2014, Swedish midwife Ellinor Grimmark had completed her training and was

The right of conscientious objection goes to the heart of medical practice as a moral activity

By Dave Andrusko We’ve covered the battle over freedom of conscience without fail for decades. Beyond an absolute “right” to abortion on demand, paid for by you and me, next to “normalizing abortion,” pro-abortions want most of all the ability

Canadian Legal group fights policy forcing pro-life doctors to refer for abortion, euthanasia

CMDS executive director Larry Worthen

By Steve Weatherbe TORONTO, February 13, 2017 – A Calgary conscience rights group has joined Ontario Christian doctors in fighting a requirement that they refer patients for euthanasia and abortion — and perform both procedures in emergencies. The Justice Centre

Swedish midwife refuses to participate in abortions, fights for her conscience rights

Ellinor Grimmark

By Michael Cook This week the Swedish Labour Court of Appeal heard the case of a midwife who has been denied work because she would refuse to participate in abortions. Ellinor Grimmark has sought employment at several hospitals in the

Pro-life Midwife sues Swedish healthcare officials

Pro-life Swedish midwife Ellinor Grimmark

Denied employment because she would not assist in abortions By Dave Andrusko   When last we reported on Swedish midwife Ellinor Grimmark, she had just been told yet again she must assist with abortions in order to be employed. In

Fight for Free Speech, Conscience Rights Continues in California, Illinois

By Jay Hobbs Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), which represents pro-life organizations and individuals targeted by new laws in California and Illinois, filed legal challenges in both states late last week in an ongoing battle to keep the states from forcing

Can’t Refuse to Kill, Can Refuse to Care

By Wesley J. Smith As I have been–and will be–warning with intensifying urgency, moves are afoot to destroy medical conscience clauses under which doctors, nurses, and others can refuse to participate in abortions and assisted suicide. This force-MDs-to-kill meme was