'God Won': Doctor Fired for Pro-Life Stance Wins Major Court Case in Norway
Natalia Dueholm : Dec 4, 2017
She quoted famous Polish king John Sobieski III, who said "Veni, vidi, Deus vicit!" ("I came, I saw, God conquered") after his victory in the Battle of Vienna against the Ottoman Turks.
(Skien, Norway)— [LifeSiteNews.com] Last week, a Norwegian court sided with Katarzyna Jachimowicz, the physician from Poland who lost her job for objecting to inserting intrauterine devices (IUDs). (Photo: Katarzyna Jachimowicz/via LifeSiteNews.com)
In 2016, she became the first medical professional in Norway sacked for exercising her conscience rights. On November 24, the appellate court ruled that her firing had been a violation of human rights.
Jachimowicz sued because she felt her rights were violated and that her dismissal by the state-run health care system was illegal. The court of appeals in Skien agreed with her and reversed the previous decision by the court in Notodden. The appellate court ruled her employer, the municipality of Sauherad, had to pay her 600,000 Norwegian Krone (about $73,000) in legal fees.
"God won," Jachimowicz told the Polish Catholic magazine gosc.pl. She quoted famous Polish king John Sobieski III, who said "Veni, vidi, Deus vicit!" ("I came, I saw, God conquered") after his victory in the Battle of Vienna against the Ottoman Turks.
Just as Sobieski's battle was a turning point in history, Jachimowicz's case is a landmark in Norway, marking the country's first legal victory for freedom of conscience.
Jachimowicz told LifeSiteNews that she attributes her victory to the prayers of numerous people. Specifically, she mentioned several Catholic contemplative orders in Poland as well as an Orthodox one. A Trappist monk living in Telemark in Norway also offered spiritual support...
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