by Bob Unruh
A formal complaint has been submitted to the United Nations against Sweden over its practice of requiring physicians and others to perform abortions.
While there was an uproar in the United States and a successful court challenge to President Obama’s plans to require people to pay into a fund for abortions, in Sweden officials have carried the mandate much further, according to the complaint submitted by the European Center for Law and Justice.
Director Gregor Puppinck wrote to Heiner Bielefeldt, special rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, at the office of the high commission on human rights at the U.N.
The victims are represented by several named midwives, doctors and pediatricians, he explained.
While “the right to conscientious objection in relation to abortion is largely recognized in European and international human rights law,” there is no such accommodation in Sweden, he said.