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 medical professionals to perform and cooperate in abortions, or else be forced out of their …Continue reading "Swedish midwife opposed to abortion appeals to European Court of Human Rights"
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 Court decided Wednesday that the government can force medical professionals to perform abortions, or else …Continue reading "Swedish appeals court fails to protect freedom for health professionals"
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 pro-life values to remain employed as a midwife in the country. The Wall Street Journal …Continue reading "Sweden has a midwife shortage — but if you’re pro-life, you might be turned away"
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 Jönköping region because she has declared that abortion is against her conscience and her religious …Continue reading "Swedish midwife refuses to participate in abortions, fights for her conscience rights"
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 November 2015, the district court of Jönköping County Council found that Ms. Grimmark’s right to …Continue reading "Pro-life Midwife sues Swedish healthcare officials"
A court has ruled that abortion rights leave no room for a midwife to be exempted. By Carolyn Moynihan Two years ago Ellinor Grimmark completed a midwifery internship at Hoglandssjukhuset women’s clinic in southern Sweden, but because she told the management that she had a conscientious objection to performing abortions, she was denied further employment …Continue reading "Sweden has it all – except freedom of conscience"
By Dave Andrusko When last we wrote about Swedish midwife Ellinor Grimmark, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) had just filed a brief on her behalf after the local Equality Ombudsman ruled that Grimmark was not being discriminated against because of her pro-life views. (Midwives in Sweden are similar to nurses here.) Today, the district court of …Continue reading "District Court in Swedish rules midwife Ellinor Grimmark must assist with abortions to be employed"