Religion: The Nun vs. the Archbishop

Sister Agnes Mansour supervises Medicaid abortions

She is one of Michigan's most respected Roman Catholic nuns. She is also head of the state's department of social services, which spends more than $5 million a year on Medicaid abortions. Obedient to the teachings of her church, Sister Agnes Mary Mansour believes abortion is sinful. She also recognizes that others disagree, and feels that poor women are entitled to have publicly funded abortions so long as they are legal.

Archbishop Edmund Szoka of Detroit insists that a nun in such a public...

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