Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Court says 'no' to nurse's conscience rights

A New York nurse has lost her appeal of a court decision involving a work incident that she believes violated her conscience rights.

The Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has refused Nurse Kathy DeCarlo the right to sue for enforcement of the Church Amendment -- the federal law that protects healthcare workers against discrimination for their beliefs -- after she was threatened with disciplinary measures if she did not assist in a late-term abortion.

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1 comment:

Brantigny said...

I do not see how she was forced to assist in an abortion. She could have quit. My wife was working at a hospital in Jacksonville, NC. When she asked me what to do when she was confronted wioth this same demand I told her to quit. She did and was hired the next day by the Navy to work in their out patient clinic. It just takes courage. There are thousands of places which need nurses which are in demand.