Christian Midwife Loses Case Against County Council

Country: Sweden

Date of incident: November 4, 2016

Swedish midwife Linda Steen objected to assisting with abortions for reasons of conscience and as a consequence public hospitals denied her employment. She sued the Sörmland county council for violation of her freedom of conscience and religion. After losing the case, she was ordered to pay 1.2 million Swedish krona for the city's legal expenses.

Steen intends to appeal the judgment to the Labour Court. Source: Scandinavian Human Rights Lawyers and Swedish Online