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Some US nuns rap the church and bishops on abortion stand

A group of nuns released a statement this week criticizing the stand of the Roman Catholic Church and US bishops on abortion. ''We reject the sexism which leads the bishops to believe that they alone have the right and wisdom to make decisions about the morality of a woman's existential choice about pregnancy when that choice differs from the bishops' theoretical one,'' the 2,000-member National Coalition of American Nuns said. The group said it opposes ''any legislation which would remove the choice about pregnancy from the one most concerned.''

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