Catholic Nuns Break With Bishops To Support Health Care Reform

Posted by | March 17, 2010 16:05 | Filed under: Top Stories

Catholic nuns are breaking with their bishops to support the health care reform bill, believing, unlike the bishops, that restrictions on abortion are sufficient.

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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