Christian Nurse Fired for Refusing to Give Patients Abortion Drugs Sues CVS


A Christian nurse is suing her former employer after she says she was denied the right to refuse to administer abortion drugs to patients.

Paige Casey, who is being represented by the Alliance Defending Freedom, filed a lawsuit against CVS in Virginia last week after one of its clinics fired her from her position as nurse practitioner, a move which her legal team says violated state law.

Casey is a devout Catholic who adheres to the church’s teaching on the sanctity of life and had for three and a half years been able to abide by her conscience in declining to prescribe, provide, or otherwise participate in the administration of abortifacient drugs.

LifeNews reports that her pro-life beliefs and practices never interfered with her relationship with co-workers or patients.

But in January, without warning, Casey was informed that her religious conscience objections could no longer be accommodated.

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The ADF, which has represented a number of high-profile religious Liberty cases such as that of baked Jack Phillips who has faced multiple legal battles over his refusal to bake cakes to celebrate LGBT values, says that this is a direct violation of Virginia’s Conscience Clause.

“Corporations like CVS cannot defy the law by firing professionals who want to work consistently with their faith,” said ADF Senior Counsel Denise Harle.

“Paige had a spotless record of caring for patients, yet CVS decided to abruptly fire her, solely because of her religious belief that life begins at conception. Virginia law protects the freedom of everyone to work without fear of being fired for their religious beliefs prohibiting participation in abortion.”

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