Will Obama's 1st act shut down 1/3 of hospitals?

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    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]

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    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
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    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.
     
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    go for it, Obama and constituents. Loyola affiliated, etc. Kill them.
     
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    It's good to see the Republican base is going to cling to it's bread and butter issues, rather than become a Party for the 21st century.

    Abortion, creation science, guns, and bibles.
     
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    I'm anti-abortion. Pro-evolution. Pro-second amendment and I think the bible a good thing.

    I'm against creationism, so I guess I'm a sort of Luddite by your judgement?
     
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    then you go build your own hospital whydoncha?
     
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    There are a lot of Catholics who voted for Obama. He's not going to upset them.
     
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    Well, "creation science, guns, and bibles" are not at issue in this thread though I expect at least two of those to go well into the 21st century and beyond.
     
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    Not sure if this is exactly right but I think Bush won the Catholic vote in 2004 by 5 points and Obama won the Catholic vote in 08 by around 9. That is a heck of a swing.

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    That's either from the full text above or something I read related to it.
     
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    remember that about 100% of hispanics are catholic!
     
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    That's about right. And, of course, what Willow said is absolutely correct. Obama can't be a liberal anymore unless he wants to make most of the country unhappy. If it hadn't been for Bush, Obama would never have won. (Obama always seems to be in the right place at the right time.)
     

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