March 17, 2010
You Go, Sisters!

From the Associated Press:

WASHINGTON — Catholic nuns are urging Congress to pass President Barack Obama’s health care plan, in an unusual public break with bishops who say it would subsidize abortion.

Some 60 leaders of religious orders representing 59,000 Catholic nuns Wednesday sent lawmakers a letter urging them to pass the Senate health care bill. It contains restrictions on abortion funding that the bishops say don’t go far enough.

The letter says that “despite false claims to the contrary, the Senate bill will not provide taxpayer funding for elective abortions.” The letter says the legislation also will help support pregnant women and “this is the real pro-life stance.”



Posted by Jerome Doolittle at March 17, 2010 01:21 PM
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One thing you have to give the Pope credit for, unlike most evangelical Protestant anti-abortionists, he has expressed equal concern for the already-born — i.e. his concern for social justice (read "economic inequality") and his opposition to war.

Posted by: Pluma Lashley on March 17, 2010 2:07 PM
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