A Catholic nurse sued Duke University Hospital in Durham, N.C., alleging it discriminated against her religious beliefs by failing to accommodate her objections to abortion, birth control and giving vaccinations.
Sara Pedro, a Catholic nurse, moved from New York City in August 2016 to take a job at Duke University Hospital. Soon after she began work at Duke, Sara asked for and got an exemption from receiving hospital required vaccines. She also told hospital administration that she was "unable" to assist with abortions as well as administering contraceptives and "any vaccines" based on rulings by the Catholic Church.
In December 2016, Sara was placed on unpaid leave. She has moved back to New York City and claims she has been unable to return to work as she is suffering from post-traumatic stress.
The lawsuit contends Duke violated the religious-discrimination section of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by failing to give Pedro a "reasonable accommodation" for her beliefs.
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Catholic nurse sues Duke University Hospital after refusing to assist with abortions, contraception
Last edit by Brian S. on Nov 3, '17
Nov 2, '17
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Sounds like there's something we're not being told.
Catholics can give and receive vaccines.
There are very few areas of a hospital where abortions/contraception is an issue. She could have worked in another area.
Article didn't give much information.
Yeah, She's an overly religious, anti-vaxxer ***.... That's all you need to know.
Last edit by traumaRUs on Nov 3, '17