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Obamacare could drive Little Sisters
of the Poor out of the US

Daily Caller, by David Martosko

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Posted By:Fiesta del sol, 12/19/2012 6:55:27 AM

A religious order of nuns is concerned about its future presence in the United States because of Obamacare’s impact on its charitable operations. The Little Sisters of the Poor told The Daily Caller that it may not qualify for a long-term exemption from Obamacare’s healthcare mandate. The law requires the order to provide government-approved health insurance to its 300 sisters who tend to the elderly in 30 U.S. cities. The exception is needed, said Sister Constance Carolyn Veit, the Little Sisters’ communications director, because Catholic teaching opposes contraception and medical treatments that cause sterility or can cause abortions.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/19/2012 6:59:13 AM     (No. 9073797)

Obama wouldn´t mind this.He sees these elderly types as purple pill candidates.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: pineledger, 12/19/2012 7:03:43 AM     (No. 9073802)

And he is being lauded for his sensitive speech at Newtown. Ha.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Judith, 12/19/2012 7:13:09 AM     (No. 9073817)

Consolidate the needy into one large group, remove all other means of assisting them, except the government, and you have a class of slaves. How ironic that obama would be the one executing this action.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: john56, 12/19/2012 8:11:48 AM     (No. 9073924)

At last. An order of nuns who respect and follow the Church´s teachings.

Obviously, this order isn´t like the nun who sold her soul to Obamacare (head of the Catholic Health Assn.).

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Nimby, 12/19/2012 8:35:42 AM     (No. 9073968)

Send them all tothe WH

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Abigail4, 12/19/2012 8:53:18 AM     (No. 9074007)

This is Mother Teresa´s order if I´m not mistaken.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: sliver of truth, 12/19/2012 8:56:02 AM     (No. 9074016)

The First Amendment: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..."

I am sure the ACLU will be standing up for the good sisters....s/o

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Reply 8 - Posted by: jlw509, 12/19/2012 9:50:36 AM     (No. 9074144)

Mother Teresa´s order is the Missionaries of Charity (MC). This order is Little Sisters of the Poor, which was established in France in the aftermath of the French Revolution.

One nun noted their order had survived in the US for 151 years, through the Civil War, the Great Depression, epidemics, floods, and social upheaval but now may have to curtail its mission.

“What war and disease could not do to the congregation, the government of the United States will do. It will shut us down."



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Reply 9 - Posted by: Muncssister, 12/19/2012 9:55:29 AM     (No. 9074164)

#6, Mother Teresa´s are the Missionaries of Charity I believe, another group that will be affected by this. There are far too few nuns left in this world, especially in America. It will be a great shame to lose them, not all nuns are liberal crazies... I hope they stand their ground.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: retiree, 12/19/2012 10:10:04 AM     (No. 9074213)

Havn´t heard anything from the Nuns in the area where I live. They are an extension of a nationally known college and have their own nursing home/hospital for retired nuns, yet they continually bashed former Pres. Bush in letters to the editors, some were arrested for tresspassing and they support Obama.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 12/19/2012 3:04:38 PM     (No. 9074787)

Keep in mind that Muzlims are exempt.

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