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Friday, 14 January 2011 16:43

Vanderbilt University Changes Policy Requiring Nursing Students to Assist in Abortions

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On Wednesday, January 12, Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee changed its policy for nurse residency applications, one day after the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) filed a complaint with the Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) on behalf of a nursing student opposed to VU requirements that nursing residents participate in abortions.

The ADF is a legal alliance especially dedicated to defending religious freedom, the sanctity of life, marriage and family. Its website states its mission as "defending the right to hear and speak the Truth through strategy, training, funding, and litigation." 

When the ADF took the case of the unnamed nursing student, they learned that the university receives annually more than $300 million in federal grants, and is therefore prohibited by federal law from forcing students to participate in abortions if doing so is against their religious or moral convictions.

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