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Supreme Court of the United States

Rojas v. Martell

Court: Trial Court

Status: Active

Last Updated: 11/3/2021



The Winnebago County Health Department in Illinois wrongfully forced pediatric nurse Sandra Rojas out of her job for declining to assist with or refer for abortion or abortifacient contraceptives. The 17th Judicial Circuit Court ruled in favor of Rojas, who sought protection under the Illinois Health Care Right of Conscience Act, bringing a favorable result to her lawsuit initially filed in 2016 against the Winnebago County Health Department.

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Elissa Graves

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Elissa Graves serves as legal counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, where she is a key member of the Center for Life.

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