Monday, May 03, 2010

NY Hospital Reverses Mandatory Abortion Work for Nurses

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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Here is a similar incident.