Will Obama's 1st act shut down 1/3 of hospitals ...providing care in many neighborhoods that are not exactly otherwise overprovided for. (on edit-title change-good catch by Ravi) Not likely but not impossible. Quick and dirty: One third of hospitals in America are Catholic hospitals. Under current law these hospitals don't have to preform abortions under a sort of "conscience objector" clause. The so called Freedom of Choice Act could change that. According to Barbara Boxer FOCA would nullify all existing laws and regulations that limit abortion in any way. FOCA [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pf0XIRZSTt8"]Obama on FOCA[/ame] Lose-Lose on Abortion Obama's threat to Catholic hospitals and their very serious counterthreat. By Melinda Henneberger Obama's threat to Catholic hospitals and their very serious counterthreat. - By Melinda Henneberger - Slate Magazine -snip -snip The best thing that can happen to Obama is there are not enough Democrats willing to vote for FOCA and he does not have to break that promise.