Swedish anti-abortion midwife sues officials in job claim

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Swedish anti-abortion midwife sues officials in job claim

26 January 2017

A Swedish midwife who refuses to carry out abortions is appealing to a labour tribunal after being turned down for jobs at local clinics three times.

Ellinor Grimmark objects to abortions because of her Christian beliefs. It is seen as a test case, partly because a big US Christian group is backing her.

The US Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) is a partner of her legal team - Scandinavian Human Rights Lawyers.

In 2015 a district court rejected her discrimination complaint.

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Source, BBC.com: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-38756567