Chapter 28. Crimes and Punishments.
LAW 28-337. Hospital, clinic, institution; not required to admit patient
No hospital, clinic, institution, or other facility in this state shall
be required to admit any patient for the purpose of performing an abortion
nor required to allow the performance of an abortion therein, but the
hospital, clinic, institution, or other facility shall inform the patient of
its policy not to participate in abortion procedures. No cause of action
shall arise against any hospital, clinic, institution, or other facility for
refusing to perform or allow an abortion.
LAW 28-338. No person required to perform an abortion; no liability for
No person shall be required to perform or participate in any abortion,
and the refusal of any person to participate in an abortion shall not be a
basis for civil liability to any person. No hospital, governing board, or
any other person, firm, association, or group shall terminate the employment
or alter the position of, prevent or impair the practice or occupation of,
or impose any other sanction or otherwise discriminate against any person
who refuses to participate in an abortion.
LAW 28-339 Discrimination against person refusing to participate in an
abortion; violation; penalty.
Any violation of section 28-338 is a Class II misdemeanor.
LAW 28-340 Discrimination against person refusing to participate in an
Any person whose employment or position has been in any way altered,
impaired, or terminated in violation of sections 28-325 to 28-345 may sue in
the district court for all consequential damages, lost wages, reasonable
attorney's fees incurred, and the cost of litigation.
LAW 28-341 Discrimination against person refusing to participate in an
abortion; injunctive relief.
Any person whose employment or position has in any way been altered,
impaired, or terminated because of his refusal to participate in an abortion
shall have the right to injunctive relief, including temporary relief,
pending trial upon showing of an emergency, in the district court, in
accordance with the statutes, rules, and practices applicable in other