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Midwife fights demand she help with abortions

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Ellinor Grimmark

A Christian who was denied employment by several medical clinics in Sweden because she would not assist with abortions is taking her lawsuit for her conscience rights to the European Court of Human Rights.

Ellinor Grimmark, a midwife, sued in Sweden after she repeatedly had job offers withdrawn because she would not facilitate abortion procedures in violation of her faith.

“The desire to help bring life into this world is what leads many midwives and nurses to enter the medical profession in the first place,” said Robert Clarke, the director of European Advocacy for the Alliance Defending Freedom.

“Elinor’s case would determine whether people who value life at all stages of development will be able to pursue a medical career in the future,” Clarke said. “Sweden has failed to protect this midwife’s fundamental right to freedom of conscience guaranteed by international law.”

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