CHAPTER 14. Criminal Law
§ 14-45.1. When abortion not unlawful
(e) Nothing in this section shall require a physician licensed to
practice medicine in North Carolina, any nurse, or any other health care
provider who shall state an
objection to abortion on moral, ethical, or religious grounds, to perform or
participate in medical procedures which result in an abortion. The refusal
of such a physician, nurse or health care provider to perform or participate in these medical procedures
shall not be a basis for damages for such refusal, or for any disciplinary
or any other recriminatory action against the physician, nurse or health
care provider. For purposes of this section, the phrase "health
care provider" shall have the same meaning as defined under G.S. 90‑410(1).
(f) Nothing in this section shall require a hospital, other health care
institution, or other health care provider to perform an abortion or to
provide abortion services.