Significantly, HHS’s notice of alleged violation against UVM Medical Center continues to raise serious constitutional concerns as an attack against the long-established, fundamental right to access abortion services. It also presents serious constitutional issues in light of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which forms the principle of separation of church and state.
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UVMMC knew the nurse was on a “list of objectors” – but assigned her anyway.
The nurse wasn’t told it was an abortion until she walked into the operating room. By saying ‘don’t hate me,’ the doctor knew of the conscientious objection. The nurse was required to proceed even though others present could have assisted.