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New Mexico Statutes Unannotated

Chapter 30 Criminal Offenses

Chapter 30, Article 5 Abortion

30-5-2 Persons and institutions exempt (1994 Repl.)

This article does not require a hospital to admit any patient for the purposes of performing an abortion, nor is any hospital required to create a special hospital board. A person who is a member of, or associated with, the staff of a hospital, or any employee of a hospital, in which a justified medical termination has been authorized and who objects to the justified medical termination on moral or religious grounds shall not be required to participate in medical procedures which will result in the termination of pregnancy, and the refusal of any such person to participate shall not form the basis of any disciplinary or other recriminatory action against such person.

History: 1953 Comp., § 40A-5-2, enacted by Laws 1969, ch. 67, § 2.