National Organization of Women Religious Join Bishops in Rejecting Senate Health Care Bill


Priests for Life


Washington, DC – The Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious (CMSWR), a canonically approved organization of U.S. major superiors representing over 100 communities of women religious (
responded today to the Catholic Health Association, Network, and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious who have directly opposed the US bishops’ position on the health care bill currently before Congress.   

The CMSWR statement declares the Senate health insurance bill unacceptable based on the legislation’s expansion of abortion funding and its inadequate protection of health care workers’ right of conscience. 

Given the dire circumstances that passage of the Senate bill would bring upon our nation, Priests for Life is reprinting and circulating the CMMWR’s important statement below.