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145.42 ABORTIONS; NONLIABILITY FOR REFUSAL TO PERFORM.

Subdivision 1.Damages.

No physician, nurse, or other person who refuses to perform or assist in the performance of an abortion, and no hospital that refuses to permit the performance of an abortion upon its premises, shall be liable to any person for damages allegedly arising from the refusal.

Subd. 2.Related actions.

No physician, nurse, or other person who refuses to perform or assist in the performance of an abortion shall, because of that refusal, be dismissed, suspended, demoted, or otherwise prejudiced or damaged by a hospital with which the person is affiliated or by which the person is employed.

History:

1971 c 693 s 1,2; 1986 c 444