I'm looking into a career as an RN and I am just curious - Are nurses forced to assist abortions? I've heard recently of several nurses being forced to assist or they lose their job. Is this the case with most hospitals?
I've asked on other sites and apparently it's a dumb question, sorry.
Thanks for your help.
Nov 29, '11
Quote from AZnurse_2B
I wish it was as simple as this. Part of the new healthcare plan includes mandates that all hospitals (even those that are Catholic) perform so many abortions each year to qualify for federal funding. If all that actually comes into effect, those hospitals will either comply or be at serious risk of going out of business. This also will mean that hospitals will need nurses to perform those procedures. If this is something that matters to you, it's a great time to speak up and have a voice in the matter.
As of now though, Catholic hospitals do not typically perform abortions.
can you please link a source to this? i have never heard or read that before.
the provisions i found on the us.gov site don't say that at all. in fact, they say that it will not preempt any current abortion laws and provides protection to HCPs who choose not to perform them.
Last edit by fromtheseaRN on Nov 29, '11