A Swedish court recently ruled that midwives will now have to perform abortions if they want to keep their jobs.
As if doctors performing abortions wasn’t bad enough, they now want midwives to provide them as well.
“The Court has failed to protect Ellinor Grimmark’s fundamental right to freedom of conscience despite the clear legal protections that exist in international law,” Robert Clark, director of European advocacy for ADF International, explained.
Conservative Tribune reports:
Scandinavian Human Rights Lawyers reported that the midwife had sued the County Council of Jönköping for violating her rights after she was repeatedly denied work because of her beliefs.
Grimmark was denied employment at three different clinics due to her views on abortion, as well as her public statements about abortion.
“In addition, health professionals’ right to conscience is recognized in international ethical codes. According to Council of Europe Resolution 1763, health care professionals shall not be coerced or discriminated upon because of refusal to perform or assist in abortions,” Scandinavian Human Rights Lawyers reported.
According to reports, Grimmark is considering taking the case to the European Court of Human Rights, the highest court in Europe.