aims to offer the most compelling biblically-based content to Christians on their walk with Jesus. is your online destination for all areas of Christian Living – faith, family, fun, and community. Each category is further divided into areas important to you and your Christian faith including Bible study, daily devotions, marriage, parenting, movie reviews, music, news, and more.

Religion Today Blog Christian Blog and Commentary

N.J. Hospital Agrees Not to Force Nurses to Assist in Abortions

  • Religion Today
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2011 Dec 06
  • Comments

December 6, 2011

The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey will hire additional staff to help perform abortions after a group of pro-life nurses said they were being forced to participate in the procedure despite religious objections, the Religion News Service reports. "We needed to find a solution that is in the best interest of the patients we serve," said UMDNJ spokesman Jeffrey Tolvin. The 12 nurses filed a lawsuit against UMDNJ in November after their objections to performing abortions were ignored by hospital officials; if upheld in court, the nurses' claims could mean the hospital violated federal law, which forbids institutions receiving federal dollars from forcing their staff members to assist in abortions.