Midwives in Sweden cannot refuse to assist women performing an abortion or assist contraception on the basis of their religious beliefs.

A Court of appeal on Wednesday upheld an earlier decision in January, which made clear that Jönköping County did not discriminate by refusing to hire an Evangelical Christian who believes life begins at conception. The emphasis was not on the belief system but on the tasks the midwife refused to perform. The midwife vows to take her case to the European Cour...


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