Nassau University Medical Center on Long Island admitted it was wrong to have disciplined eight nurses for refusing to participate in an abortion.
-- From "NY hospital apologizes to nurses over decision" by Associated Press 4/28/10
The nurses cited moral reasons for not taking part in the procedure involving a patient whose water broke prematurely on March 31. The doctor told her she possibly faced a life-threatening infection if her pregnancy wasn't terminated.
Under federal law, health care workers can opt out of a procedure for moral reasons, except in a life-threatening situation.
The doctor did not feel the patient was in immediate danger. The procedure was performed a few days later.
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