Thursday, March 18, 2010

Catholic Nuns Urge Passage of Obama's Health Bill

And these dissidents wonder why the Vatican is investigating them:
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."
[ED.: Calling the Bishops liars, are we?] The letter says the legislation also will help support pregnant women and "this is the real pro-life stance." [ED.: Will this tired, unsubstantiated, and false meme ever end? Thank you Doug Kmiec for working with George Soros to mainstream as "pro-life" what is nothing more than fallback position of "progressives" who claim to be "pro-life" but who are really more interested in pushing a leftist Democrat agenda.]
The Bishops' view (i.e. the official Catholic position) on the health care bill was expressed yesterday by USCCB President, Cardinal George.

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