Friday, March 14, 2014

Mercyhurst to Honor Sr. Simone Campbell, Cites Pro-Obamacare 'Nuns' Letter'

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Mercyhurst University in Erie, Penn., will honor Sister Simone Campbell with the Archbishop Oscar Romero Award, according to the University’s website.

In a press release, Mercyhurst specifically cites Sr. Campbell's authorship of the “'nuns' letter' that helped pass the Affordable Care Act.”

“During the 2010 congressional debate about healthcare reform, she wrote the famous nuns’ letter supporting the reform bill and got 59 leaders of Catholic Sisters to sign on,” the University says. “This action was cited by many as critically important in passing the Affordable Care Act.”

While the University lauds this, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, which has long championed universal access to health care, repeatedly raised concerns that the law compels people to pay for abortion coverage.  (more...)

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