Hospital apologizes to nurses over abortion decision

Nassau University Medical Center (April 23, 2003)

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Nassau University Medical Center (April 23, 2003) (Credit: Newsday File / Dick Yarwood)

Nassau University Medical Center president Arthur Gianelli has rescinded sanctions against eight nurses who refused to take part in an abortion and has apologized to some of them, saying they "did nothing wrong."

The hospital's admission of mistakes stemmed from a March 31 incident in which a pregnant patient's water broke before the 14-week-old fetus was viable. A doctor told her she faced...

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