Midwife Lost Job Because of Her Views on Abortion

Country: Sweden

Date of incident: January 13, 2014

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Morals

Area of case: Workplace



A Swedish midwife did not get a job she was promised because of her “wrong view” regarding abortion. The woman who worked at Highland Hospital in Eksjoe was promised summer jobs and other temporary positions after completing further training in January 2014. However, after explaining to the department manager that she was not able to perform abortions because of her faith, she was told she was no longer welcome to take the jobs.

Source: http://www.svt.se/nyheter/regionalt/smalandsnytt/barnmorska-vagrade-utfora-abort-nekades-jobb
http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=91&artikel=5764908
http://www.varldenidag.se/ledare/2013/12/30/Ruth-Nordstrom-Utan-lagstod-straffas-fel-asikt-om-abort/