Court Stops Hospital from Forcing Nurses to Assist Abortions

November 4, 2011 09:00 AM

A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order Thursday prohibiting a New Jersey hospital from forcing any of 12 nurses that sued the facility to participate in training or services related to abortions.  The nurses filed a lawsuit against their employer, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, which told them they had to either assist in abortions or risk losing their jobs. The Alliance Defense Fund filed a lawsuit on behalf of 12 nurses who work for the facility, which receives federal health. The order, which the hospital agreed to, is in effect until the court decides whether to issue any additional order at a November 18 hearing.

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