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Samvetsfrihet inom abortvården och fallet Ellinor Grimmark

Lennhammer Johnsson, Emma LU (2017) MRSG31 20171
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
In the beginning of 2017, the debate regarding freedom of conscience and abortions surfaced again in Sweden, when the Labour Arbitration Court raised the case of the midwife Ellinor Grimmark. Grimmark had been denied work as a midwife, as she was unwilling to perform abortions, put in a contraceptive copper coil, and to provide patients with so-called oral emergency contraceptive. This essay aims to shed light on the debate surrounding freedom of conscience and abortions in Sweden. This is done by applying the method of argument analysis on the articles I have chosen which were published during the period 4 November 2016 to 18 April 2017. The theory used in relation to the method is Mats Aldén’s theory regarding conscience, which was... (More)
In the beginning of 2017, the debate regarding freedom of conscience and abortions surfaced again in Sweden, when the Labour Arbitration Court raised the case of the midwife Ellinor Grimmark. Grimmark had been denied work as a midwife, as she was unwilling to perform abortions, put in a contraceptive copper coil, and to provide patients with so-called oral emergency contraceptive. This essay aims to shed light on the debate surrounding freedom of conscience and abortions in Sweden. This is done by applying the method of argument analysis on the articles I have chosen which were published during the period 4 November 2016 to 18 April 2017. The theory used in relation to the method is Mats Aldén’s theory regarding conscience, which was chosen to define the concept of conscience. The essay is mainly based on Kavot Zillén's thesis on freedom of conscience in health care.
Questions that have been answered during the course of the work are: which are the pro and contra arguments in the debate? How valid and relevant are they? How well motivated is the lack of conscience clauses in Swedish abortion care? There have been several topics in the debate, which are clarified in the analysis. One conclusion drawn in this report is the existence of a balance to, on the one hand, being able to meet the requirements of adequate health care, and on the other hand, being able to offer freedom of conscience. A freedom which, in turn, could possibly endanger the quality of the aforementioned health care. (Less)
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author
Lennhammer Johnsson, Emma LU
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MRSG31 20171
year
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L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
subject
keywords
Sweden, human rights, abortion, freedom of conscience, health care
language
Swedish
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8909061
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2017-06-30 13:21:08
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  abstract     = {In the beginning of 2017, the debate regarding freedom of conscience and abortions surfaced again in Sweden, when the Labour Arbitration Court raised the case of the midwife Ellinor Grimmark. Grimmark had been denied work as a midwife, as she was unwilling to perform abortions, put in a contraceptive copper coil, and to provide patients with so-called oral emergency contraceptive. This essay aims to shed light on the debate surrounding freedom of conscience and abortions in Sweden. This is done by applying the method of argument analysis on the articles I have chosen which were published during the period 4 November 2016 to 18 April 2017. The theory used in relation to the method is Mats Aldén’s theory regarding conscience, which was chosen to define the concept of conscience. The essay is mainly based on Kavot Zillén's thesis on freedom of conscience in health care.
Questions that have been answered during the course of the work are: which are the pro and contra arguments in the debate? How valid and relevant are they? How well motivated is the lack of conscience clauses in Swedish abortion care? There have been several topics in the debate, which are clarified in the analysis. One conclusion drawn in this report is the existence of a balance to, on the one hand, being able to meet the requirements of adequate health care, and on the other hand, being able to offer freedom of conscience. A freedom which, in turn, could possibly endanger the quality of the aforementioned health care.},
  author       = {Lennhammer Johnsson, Emma},
  keyword      = {Sweden,human rights,abortion,freedom of conscience,health care},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Samvetsfrihet inom abortvården och fallet Ellinor Grimmark},
  year         = {2017},
}