Thursday, July 23, 2009

Pro-life nurse forced to assist with late-term abortion

At a federally-funded New York City hospital on May 24, 2009, a pro-life nurse was forced to assist with a late-term D & E abortion, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday by the Alliance Defense Fund.

Alliance Defense Fund attorney Matt Bowman explains, "Requiring a devout, Catholic nurse to participate in a late-term abortion in order to remain employed is illegal, unethical, and violates her rights of conscience."

Indeed, the incident clearly violated a federal law protecting the conscience rights of pro-life health care workers. Earlier this year, the Obama administration began the process of rolling back a Bush regulation that enforced those conscience protections.