Statement on White House Resolution on Healthcare Coverage and Conscience Protection
Public Statement from the LCWR Officers on the February 10, 2012 White House Resolution
[Silver Spring, MD] The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) is grateful that President Obama and the administration listened to the concerns raised about providing effective healthcare coverage in a way that respects and honors the conscience rights of religious institutions. We believe the resolution the President made is a fair and helpful way for us to move forward.
We are grateful to the many individuals and organizations who courageously voiced their concerns on this critical matter and worked together to find a resolution. Such collaboration and mutual respect model an effective way for our country to deliberate on the many complex issues we face.
LCWR supports the full implementation of the Affordable Care Act so that the urgent needs of the uninsured can be met.
Issued by Sister Pat Farrell, OSF, LCWR President; Sister Florence Deacon, OSF, LCWR President-Elect; Sister Mary Hughes, OP, LCWR Past-President