Official Code 16-12-142 G
*** Code Section *** 12/31/98
Nothing in this article shall require a hospital or other medical facility
or physician to admit any patient under the provisions of this article for
the purpose of performing an abortion. In addition, any person who states in
writing an objection to any abortion or all abortions on moral or religious
grounds shall not be required to participate in procedures which will result
in such abortion; and the refusal of the person to participate therein shall
not form the basis of any claim for damages on account of such refusal or
for any disciplinary or recriminatory action against the person. The written
objection shall remain in effect until the person revokes it or terminates
his association with the facility with which it is filed.
Official Code 49-7-5.
The refusal of any person to accept family-planning services shall in no way
affect the right of such person to receive public assistance or public
health services or to avail himself of any other public benefit. The
employees of the agencies engaged in the administration of this chapter
shall recognize that the right to make decisions concerning family planning
and birth control is a fundamental personal right of the individual; and
nothing in this chapter shall in any way abridge such individual right, nor
shall any individual be required to state his reason for refusing the offer
of family-planning services.
Official Code 49-7-6.
Any employee of the agencies engaged in the administration of this chapter
may refuse to accept the duty of offering family-planning services to the
extent that such duty is contrary to such employee´s personal religious
beliefs; and such refusal shall not be grounds for any disciplinary action,
for dismissal, for any interdepartmental transfer, for any other
discrimination in his employment, for suspension from employment, or for any
loss in pay or other benefits. The directors or supervisors of such agencies
shall be authorized, however, to reassign the duties of any such employees
in order to carry out this chapter effectively.