In November 2015, Swedish midwife Ellinor Grimmark took several local hospitals to court for refusing to offer her a summer job as a midwife in 2013, because she conscientiously objected to doing abortions and providing contraception. She lost the case because Sweden does not permit conscientious objection on these grounds, and the job description for a midwife includes providing both services. She appealed the decision to a higher court, where she lost the case again … Continued
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.