Perspectives on anti-choice lobbying in Europe

This study, by Elena Zacharenko, is primarily for progressive politicians and policy makers. It aims to provide the tools to help identify conservative actors working to oppose sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) at European level and proposes a positive counter-strategy. The findings of the study will also be useful for media and civil society actors.

Sweden: Where conscientious objection to abortion is not recognised in law

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In Sweden, conscientious objection is not recognised in law. A Swedish midwife who refused to participate in abortions or prescribe contraceptives, which are part of the job description for midwives, was turned down for jobs in three clinics in the region of Joenkoeping in 2014. Her case was tried by Sweden’s discrimination ombudsman and appealed to the district court. Both ruled against her claims of discrimination in 2015. The district court ordered her to pay the authorities’ legal costs. She then appealed to the Labour Court.

Women’s Link sues the Region of Murcia Health Department in Spain for violating the right to a dignified abortion

Women’s Link is suing the Health Department on behalf of “Ana”, a woman who was denied information by the Health Department about a serious fetal condition for almost six weeks during her pregnancy. She also faced discrimination in the Santa … Continued

IRELAND: Abortion Rights Campaign

5th Annual March for Choice, Dublin, 24 September with solidarity events in the UK, Belgium, Australia, France, Germany, Portugal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Canada, Cambodia and Sweden. + ROSA – for Reproductive rights, against Oppression, Sexism and Austerity – Rally in Cork, 21 September, and … Continued

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