Hey, gang – looks like we’re implementing some of those “mandatory conservation measures” at the end of a pink slip right here in America.
The Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Catholic nurse who was forced to participate in an abortion, despite voicing her moral objections.
Catherina Cenzon-DeCarlo, a nurse at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, was instructed to assist in a late second-trimester abortion for a woman 22 weeks into her pregnancy.
The hospital had known of the nurse’s religious objections to abortion since she was hired in 2004.
Cenzon-DeCarlo reminded her supervisors of her religious objections, but was told that if she did not participate, she would be charged with “insubordination and patient abandonment,” which could result in disciplinary action and the possible loss of her job and nursing license.
The hospital trys to explain this away by saying it was an “emergency” but the hospital itself categorized this case as “Category II” which means the operation needed to take place within six hours, surely enough time to find a nurse who has no moral qualms about assisting with an abortion.
One would think that even a pro-choice advocate would be outraged by this as this action is the antithesis of “choice”. Don’t count on it, though, as the abortion-industrial complex makes fundamentalist evangelicals and Catholics look as soft as a bag of wet mice when it comes to advancing an agenda.
Cassy Fiano, blogging at Hot Air, rightly likens this to cruel and unusual punishment as the hospital has known of Cenzo-DeCarlo’s position on this for years.
Stand by for more of this trampling of conscience provisions put in place by President Bush but since stripped by a man who voted three times against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act.