12 NJ nurses with religious objections to abortions stand their ground and accomplish their goal of standing on principle and keeping their jobs. Good for them.
Under the agreement, 12 nurses in the same-day surgery unit of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey can remain in their current positions and not be compelled to assist in any part of an abortion procedure. The nurses must only help in a life-threatening emergency if no other non-objecting staff members are available and only until which time one can be brought in to relieve them, according to the agreement.Some commenters showed their displeasure pointing out that most of the objectors were foreign born and working here on visas. Commenter suggests that they should obey our laws or choose another profession. Well, as nurses they are to assist in healing and caring for life....not ending life intentionally which is what abortion does. So it is legal.... so was slavery at one time. Good for the foreign born nurses taking a stand for life. They are leading by example. May their numbers increase.
Racpan Vinoya and two other nurse plaintiffs attended court Thursday. All but four nurses in their unit had signed on to the lawsuit filed Oct. 31 after they said they were notified in writing the previous month that the hospital’s new policy would require same-day surgery unit nurses to assist in abortions.This is what is meant by not cooperating with an "intrinsic evil." Same day surgeries do elective abortions and the only time the mother's life is in danger is when the abortion goes poorly. A successful abortion only demands the life of the offspring.
The ACLU, which was not party to the suit, said it was concerned about a growing number of similar cases around the country as what the organization sees as an effort to use religion to discriminate in a health care context.Of course the ACLU would oppose this. They are busy trying to make sure that nothing interferes with abortion. These nurses are trained to heal not destroy. The ACLU have different views when it comes to defending religious beliefs when it comes to those who volunteer to serve in the military but do not want to be deployed to defend the country. In this case religious views are upheld by them.
The ACLU of Southern California (2007) represents Calvin Chee Keong Lee, a Buddhist-Taoist conscientious objector who enlisted in the U.S. Army shortly after arriving in the United States from Malaysia. Currently stationed in Ft. Irwin, California and scheduled for imminent deployment to Iraq, Lee sought discharge from the Army based on his religious beliefs, which compel him not to kill or cause injury to others. When he enlisted, Lee believed that he would be able to remain in his civilian construction job.Congratulations to the nurses. The fact that they are foreign born and over here on visas show their strength of conviction.