Parliamentary Network E-News

Volume 14
No. 2
April, 2020

EU: Court of Human Rights Denies Conscience Rights

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled against the right to conscientious objection in a case that could apply to the entire medical profession. Ruling in the case of Grimmark and Steen v. Sweden, a panel of three judges decided against Swedish midwives who petitioned to have their conscience rights protected. The Swedish midwives had been told they must participate in abortions despite their opposition to it. Instead, the judges ruled that abortion is an ordinary medical act and not subject to personal preference or conviction. The decision was issued as a “decision of inadmissibility”, which is considered final. The ruling is the latest in a global push to eradicate conscience rights and is of great concern since the ruling sets a precedence that can be applied to all medical professionals.


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In This Issue


Defending Life

Abortion Funding Kept Out of Coronavirus Aid Act

Pandemic Concerns Halts Some Abortions

Physicians Declare: Abortion is Not Essential Healthcare

Pro-Life Leaders Seek Abortion Clinic Compliance

Disability Community Must be Protected

International Pressure for Abortion

Pandemic Viewed by Pro-Abortionists as an Opportunity

Attorneys General Seek Mail Order Abortion Drugs

Northern Ireland: UK Enacts Abortion on Demand amid Pandemic

Northern Ireland: Struggle to Stop DIY Abortion

UK: DIY Abortions No Longer Banned

Telemedicine for Abortion

South Australia: Abortion Activists Seek Telemedicine Abortion


Focus on the United Nations

CSW Declaration Disappoints Pro-Abortion Activists

Legislative News

Democratic Pro-Life Leader Loses Primary

UK: New Report Reveals Unborn Babies Feel Pain Earlier

Canada: New Bill Would Ban Sex-Selective Abortions

India: Lower House Votes to Extend Abortion Limit to 24 Weeks

New Zealand: Parliament Votes to Legalize Abortion


Executive News

Argentina: Plans to Legalize Abortion on Hold Due to COVID-19


Judicial News

EU: Court of Human Rights Denies Conscience Rights
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