ADF: Court temporarily stops NJ hospital from forcing nurses to participate in abortions

November 3, 2011 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Court temporarily stops NJ hospital from forcing nurses to participate in abortions

ADF represents nurses in lawsuit against Univ. of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ

NEWARK, N.J. — A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order Thursday that prohibits a New Jersey hospital from forcing any of 12 nurses that sued the facility to participate in training or services related to abortions. The order, which the hospital agreed to, is in effect until the court decides whether to issue any additional order at a Nov. 18 hearing.

The 12 nurses, represented by Alliance Defense Fund attorneys, filed suit Monday against the hospital run by the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Federal and state law both protect the nurses from being required to participate in medical activities related to abortions. Prior to the court order, two of the nurses had been scheduled to participate this Friday in training that would include surgical abortions.

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Case Name: Danquah v. University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

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