GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
Short Title: Abortion/Extend Conscience Protection.
Sponsors: Senators Allran, Carpenter, Foxx, Tillman; and
Referred to: Health & Human Resources. April 3, 2003
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO EXTEND CONSCIENCE PROTECTION TO
PHARMACISTS AND OTHER HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS WHO REFUSE TO PARTICIPATE IN OR
DISPENSE ABORTIFACIENTS ON MORAL GROUNDS.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
SECTION 1. G.S. 14-45.1(e) reads as rewritten:
"(e)Nothing in this section shall require a physician licensed to
practice medicine in North Carolina or any nurse physician, nurse,
pharmacist, or other health care provider who shall state an objection to
abortion on moral, ethical, or religious grounds, to perform or participate
in medical procedures or prescribe or dispense drugs or devices which result
in an abortion. The refusal of such physician the physician, nurse,
pharmacist, or other health care provider to perform or participate in these
medical procedures or prescribe or dispense drugs or devices which result in
an abortion shall not be a basis for damages for such refusal, or for any
disciplinary or any other recriminatory action against such physician.the
SECTION 2. This act is effective when it becomes law.