"No person, hospital or institution shall be coerced, held liable or discriminated against in any manner because of a refusal to perform, accommodate, assist or submit to an abortion," it says.
Furthermore, abortion comprises "a very limited part of the work" of a midwife, and other midwives could perform abortions in the cases when Grimmark cannot, the lawyers said.
The Alliance Defending Freedom argued in its brief on the case that, based on the European Court of Human Rights' guaranteed freedoms of thought, conscience and religion, "where necessity and proportionality are lacking, a State must seek to accommodate religious and moral beliefs no matter how irksome it finds them."
"This notion stems from the reluctance of European civilization – born of decency, forbearance, and tolerance – to compel our fellow citizens to humiliate themselves by betraying their own consciences."
ADF's chief European lobbyist, Robert Clarke, said "nobody should be forced to choose between following their conscience and pursuing their profession," according to the BBC.
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Grimmark's lawyers also argue in favor of allowing her to practice because of the lack of midwives in Sweden.
However, Mia Ahlberg, president of the Swedish Association of Midwives, told the BBC that Swedish policy on abortion stipulates that "always the need of the patient comes first."
Despite the lack of midwives in Sweden, Ahlberg stressed to the BBC that women's rights and the integrity of midwifery were paramount in the case. She argued that Grimmark should be in a different profession if she opposes abortion, since the procedure comprises part of the training of a midwife.