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Nurses Say Lawsuit Hasn’t Halted Abortion Duties At UMDNJ

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University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark. (Photo: CBS 2)

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NEWARK, NJ (AP / WCBS 880) – A dozen nurses who object to assisting abortion procedures on religious and ethical grounds say they’re still being compelled to help with the procedures despite having filed suit against New Jersey hospital where they work.

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The nurses held a press conference in Newark Monday in front of the University of Medicine and Dentistry hospital to argue they are still being forced to assist with abortions, despite the lawsuit and a temporary court injunction.

The nurses filed suit in October claiming the hospital required them to undergo training that involved assisting in abortions and indicated they could be subject to termination if they didn’t comply.

The hospital has said nurses are not required to participate in procedures they object to on cultural, religious or ethical grounds.

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