New York Civil Rights Law
s.79-i (Consol.1989) Discrimination against person who refuses to
perform certain act prohibited.
1. When the performing of an abortion on a human being or assisting
thereat is contrary to the conscience or religious beliefs of any person, he
may refuse to perform or assist in such abortion by filing a prior written
refusal setting forth the reasons therefor with the appropriate and
responsible hospital, person, firm, corporation or association, and no such
hospital, person, firm, corporation or association shall discriminate
against the person so refusing to act. A violation of the provisions of this
section shall constitute a misdemeanor.
2. No civil action for negligence or malpractice shall be maintained
against a person so refusing to act based on such refusal.