Conscientious objection : Swedish court sentences midwife

Publié le 24 Apr, 2017

Ellinor Grimmark, a midwife in Sweden, has failed at several attempts to get a job because she refuses to participate in abortions. On Wednesday, the Swedish Court of Appeal confirmed the first judgment stating that this midwife had “not been the victim of discrimination because of her refusal to participate in abortions”. It had “found no reason to suspect that Ellinor Grimmark’s freedom of opinion and expression had been violated”.


Furthermore, the midwife was ordered to pay damages and refund legal costs to the Jönköping County Council.


She is considering taking her case to the European Court of Human Rights.


ABC news (12/04/2017)

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