Quote from VICEDRN
I am pretty sure the law that protected these workers was overturned with the new administration.
Actually, what the Obama administration overturned was some "11th hour," last minute rule changes put into place by the Bush administration that dramatically expanded the existing "conscience clause" rights to a ridiculous degree. The original law which provides that individuals cannot be forced by their employers
to participate in procedures or services to which they have strong moral or religious objections, or be punished or penalized for refusing to participate, is still in place. And hospitals are well aware
that that is the law -- if UMDNJ really took the position which is described in the article and the nurse(s) involved took them to court, the hospital would lose big and UMDNJ knows
this -- which is why I am somewhat suspicious of the article and suspect that there is more to the story.