A Life-Affirming Vote

by
Abby Zimet

In an unprecedented act of chutzpah, a coalition representing 90% of
the country's Catholic nuns has rejected arguments by its own church
hierarchy and written to Congress in support of
the Senate health care bill. The letter, signed by the leaders of more
than 50 Catholic women's orders representing 59,000 nuns, calls the
admittedly flawed bill "a crucial next step in realizing health care
for all."

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"We have
witnessed firsthand the impact of our national health care crisis,
particularly its impact on women, children and people who are poor...
(The bill) will invest in preventative care...and make historic
new investments in support of pregnant women. This is
the real pro-life stance."

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