Swedish physicians expected to arrange abortions on demand

A Swedish health authority has ruled that physicians must facilitate abortions if patients request them even if they are doubtful about the mental stability of the patient.  The ruling followed a complaint from a woman whose physician cancelled an abortion and recommended that she see a counsellor because of concern that she was not “mentally balanced.”  The physician’s decision was prompted by conversation with the patient’s husband the day before the scheduled procedure [The Local].