21 Wayne L. Rev. 175 (1974-1975)
Legislation - Abortion - Michigan's Conscience Clause

handle is hein.journals/waynlr21 and id is 189 raw text is: LEGISLATION-ABORTION-MICHIGAN'S
CONSCIENCE CLAUSE
P.A. 1973, No. 176, Eff. March 29, 1974
AN ACT to permit a hospital, clinic, institution, teaching
institution, or facility or any person connected therewith to refuse
to perform or participate in an abortion; to grant immunity from
civil or criminal liability or from employment discrimination;
and to provide penalties.
The People of the State of Michigan enact:
331.551 Medical facilities and persons connected therewith,
refusal to perform abortions
Sec. 1. A hospital, clinic, institution, teaching institution, or
other medical facility shall not be required to admit a patient for
the purpose of performing an abortion. A hospital, clinic, institu-
tion, teaching institution, or other facility or a physician, mem-
ber or associate of the staff, or other person connected therewith,
may refuse to perform, participate in, or allow to be performed
on its premises an abortion, and the refusal shall be with immun-
ity from any civil or criminal liability or penalty.
331.552 Medical facilities in which abortions are performed,
refusals of members, associates, or employees to perform
abortions
Sec. 2. A physician, or any other person who is a member of
or associated with a hospital, clinic, institution, teaching institu-
tion, or other medical facility, or a nurse, medical student, stu-
dent nurse, or other employee of a hospital, clinic, institution,
teaching institution, or other medical facility in which an abor-
tion is performed, who states an objection to abortion on profes-
sional, ethical, moral, or religious grounds may not be required
to participate in the medical procedures which will result in an
abortion, and the refusal by the person to participate therein
shall not form the basis of a claim for damages on account of the
refusal or for any disciplinary or discriminatory action by the
patient, hospital, clinic, institution, teaching institution, or other
medical facility against the person.
331.553 Physician informing patient of his refusal
Sec. 3. A physician who informs a patient that he refuses to

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