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June 28, 2012
BOSTON – In response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), UUA President the Rev. Peter Morales has released a statement:
"As president of the Unitarian Universalist Association, I applaud the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. For more than 50 years, the UUA has called for health care reform, as it speaks to the protection and inclusion of some of our most vulnerable populations, including women, children, elders, and those with chronic illnesses.
"To take steps toward providing basic care for all is a moral and spiritual imperative, and it is encouraging to see our Supreme Court justices consider the better health of the millions of Americans who benefit from the provisions of the ACA. We are thankful for their thoughtful work.
"Unitarian Universalists hold among our principles the affirmation of the inherent worth and dignity of every person. As people of faith, our principles call us to speak up for those who have been silenced, forgotten, or pushed aside in our society. Today, I am proud to say that we and our allies in social justice have been heard. Health care is not a luxury; it is a fundamental human right. And while we celebrate today's decision, we also will continue to advocate for this fundamental human right until it is available to all who seek it."
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Last updated on Thursday, June 28, 2012.
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