ABORTION: THREE ECHR JUDGES UNDERMINE THE RIGHT TO CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTION
In a double decision made public on Thursday 12 March 2020, three judges of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) deprived European midwives of the guarantee of their right to conscientious objection to abortion.
This decision (Grimmark and Steen v. Sweden.) can apply, by extension, to the entire medical profession.
To make such a decision, they declared that abortion is an ordinary medical act, and that general access to abortion takes precedence over respect for personal freedom of conscience.