The Louisiana Department of Health and
Hospitals has rescinded a threat to discipline a nurse under its employ who
refused to dispense the “morning after” pill.
As reported by WorldNetDaily, Cynthia Day, a nurse at a clinic in New
Orleans, said last week she had repeatedly told her supervisors that she can’t
dispense the pill because she believes life is sacred and begins at
fertilization, and that doing so would violate her deeply held religious
beliefs. She indicated her employer had threatened to fire her because of her
refusal to dispense the pregnancy-ending medication.
The American Center for Law and Justice, a public- interest law firm that
represents Day, announced yesterday that her employer has agreed to stop asking
the woman to dispense the drug and has rescinded proposed disciplinary action.