Nurses at New York’s Mt. Sinai Hospital will no longer be forced to participate in abortions if doing so violates their convictions.

This change in policy follows a request from Alliance Defending Freedom submitted to HHS Office of Civil Rights on behalf of a Mt. Sinai nurse and a lawsuit filed against the hospital. In 2009, nurse Cathy Cenzon-DeCarlo was forced to participate in an abortion despite her religious objections to the procedure.

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