Louisiana Department of Health lifts requirement that nurse dispense pregnancy-ending drug
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has rescinded a threat to discipline a nurse under its employ who refused to dispense the "morning after" pill.
As reported by WorldNetDaily, Cynthia Day, a nurse at a clinic in New Orleans, said last week she had repeatedly told her supervisors that she can't dispense the pill because she believes life is sacred and begins at fertilization, and that doing so would violate her deeply held religious beliefs. She indicated her employer had threatened to fire her because of her refusal to dispense the pregnancy-ending medication.
The American Center for Law and Justice, a public-interest law firm that represents Day, announced yesterday that her employer has agreed to stop asking the woman to dispense the drug and has rescinded proposed disciplinary action.
The move comes less than one week after the ACLJ filed formal complaints with the Equal...