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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-17-10 11:00 AM
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Catholic nuns urge passage of Obama's health bill
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Catholic nuns urge passage of Obama's health bill

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR (AP) 1 hour ago


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."
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-17-10 11:20 AM
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1. .
Edited on Wed Mar-17-10 12:03 PM by onehandle
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-17-10 12:05 PM
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2. Now, I hope they will speak up about War too! nt
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quiller4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-17-10 12:35 PM
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5. LCWR already did speak up about Afghanistan in 2002 and Iraq in 2003.
LCWR stands for Leadership Council of Women Religious. LCWR has taken a very public anti-war stand. LCWR also takes a strong stand with SOA Watch against the School of the Americas and America's training of third world terrorists.
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DFLforever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-17-10 12:21 PM
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3. Hats off to the nuns.
I love the way they've outflanked the bishops.

They know those guys are largely Repubs.
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-17-10 12:22 PM
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4. I like Nuns much more than the male hierarchy of the Church
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