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Women for Faith & Family
Board of Directors, Member
Cynthia Kush Haehnel
Cynthia Kush Haehnel is an attorney in private practice who lives in St. Charles, Missouri, with her husband Fred, who is also an attorney and a Permanent Deacon for the Archdiocese of St. Louis. The Haehnels have five children. They have been members of St. Charles Borromeo Parish for the past 20 years.
A native of Chicago, she has a JD from John Marshall Law School in Chicago and a BS from Western Illinois University. She has frequently lectured on pro-life and embryonic stem-cell related issues on radio, TV, and appeared with Archbishop Raymond Burke (archbishop of St. Louis 2003-2008, now prefect of the Apostolic Signatura) on a video supporting limitations on funding embryonic stem-cell research.
She is a former co-chair of the Archdiocese of St. Louis Pro-Life Committee, and past chairman of the Public Policy Committee of the Missouri Catholic Conference. While a member of the PPC, she assisted the Missouri bishops in formation of policy on issues of importance to Missouri Catholics. She assisted in the drafting and development of a Catholic Health Care Directive that is widely used in the Saint Louis area. Cindy also likes to hike, needlepoint and read.
Voices articles online
Young Catholics and the Future of the Pro-Life Movement by Cynthia Haehnel -- Eastertide 2011
Prayer, Rain, and Gelato - A Pilgrimage to Rome for the Consistory of Cardinals by Cynthia Haehnel -- Christmastide 2010
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