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Nurses Sue Hospital Over New Abortion Policy

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    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2011 Nov 02
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Twelve nurses are suing their employer, a hospital run by the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, claiming that they are being forced to assist in abortions, the Christian Post reports. According to the nurses, UMDNJ originally allowed its medical personnel to opt out of performing abortions if they disagreed with the practice, but a new policy mandates that nurses must assist with the procedure or be fired. Matt Bowman of the Alliance Defense Fund, who will be representing the nurses in court, said "the right of pro-life nurses not to be forced to assist in abortions against their beliefs" should be defended.