(The Local) A Swedish nurse who was fired for refusing to perform abortions due to her religious beliefs has enlisted the help of an American Christian legal organization as she takes her dismissal case to court.
Ellinor Grimmark made headlines in January when her contract offer at a hospital in Eksjö, southern Sweden, was rescinded. She had completed an internship at the hospital and had been offered a job, but the employment offer was scrapped after Grimmark said she wouldn't perform abortions on grounds of her Christian faith.
The 37-year-old lodged a complaint with Sweden's Equality Ombudsman (Diskrimineringsombudsmannen, DO), but in April the ombudsman judged that she had not been discriminated against.
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