Saturday, July 25, 2009

Nurse forced to participate in abortion

A Catholic nurse whose pro-life views were well-known to hospital authorities, was threatened with disciplinary action if she refused to participate in a late-term abortion. The Alliance Defence Fund is fighting her legal case against the Mount Sinai hospital, New York, as in the ADF's words, the action was "illegal, unethical, and violates her rights of conscience. Federal law requires that employers who receive funding from tax dollars must not compel employees to violate their sincerely held religious beliefs, but this nurse’s objections fell on deaf ears.”

It is a scandal that medical professionals are being threatened in this way in a supposedly free country, but as the ADF warn, there may be many others we do not know about who are being forced by unscrupulous hospitals to involve themselves in unethical procedures. If abortion advocates really believed the mantra of 'choice' they chant, they would never allow doctors and nurses to be punished for choosing not to participate in the killing of the innocent. I look forward to hearing a spokesman for Planned Parenthood condemn the shameful treatment of this nurse.