Abortion Issue Meets Opposition in Sweden

Country: Sweden

Date of incident: November 14, 2014

New Christian Democrat leader Ebba Busch Thor has reiterated her call for the introduction of a conscience clause, which would enable medical staff to refuse to carry out abortions.

Jan Björklund, the Liberal Party leader, has told
Swedish Radio that such as clause is not plausible: “The
health service has an obligation under law to also be
able to carry out abortions under certain circumstances.
This means that existing medical personnel must of
course be able to participate and perform the abortion”. http://www.thelocal.se/20141114/lfven-concerned-over-abortion-conscience-clause