Nurses Say Lawsuit Hasn’t Halted Abortion Duties At UMDNJ

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.

WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell On The Story

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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  • kenyatta2009

    kenyatta2009 reblogged this on A Little Local Color and commented: I think they need to get new jobs!

  • pugphan

    Wow peeps! God does punish have a look at our present situation: tens of thousands out of work; fatal storms, tornadoes and countless earthquakes through out the planet, almost one a week now; a RE bubble burst leaving many many homeless; a dismal economy and a wretched stock market world wide; wars; and many many who are hungry. Many of those murdered babies could have been brilliant scientist who might have cured cancer, and or found cures for many other illnesses not to mention new techs. But aside from that they weren’t allowed to grow up and contribute to social security, and we are now facing a most dismal situation there. It’s still going on, and meguess is so will
    divine punishment. The innocent always suffer for the sins of the wicked. It will end our wickedness does, stop killing the innocents. smokersodysseycom

  • Bruce Franz

    Religious practicing is not permitted in public schools (and that’s a GOOD thing); the same should apply to people working in a job in a public institution. If the person doesn’t like it, quit and go work somewhere that condones your hatred.

  • Annie

    Race is a lot different than murdering a baby. If a job requires a person to commit murder,then someone has to stand up for the rights of the unborn.

  • DanS.

    And if a Muslim doctor refused to treat a patient who was also a Jew, that would be okay too?

    Let these nurses and all others who “think”: like them suck rotten eggs. In fact, let them go live in a country ruled by religious creeps.

  • Tommy

    Its quite simple…if you are not willing to fulfill your job requirements, please find another job. You are 100% entitled to feel however you want to about abortion and you are 100% entitled to act as you see fit…however you must understand that you are not 100% entitled to this particular job.


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