As a Catholic Registered Nurse (and I do indeed mark my profession with that distinction) I admit that I have taken for granted the freedom that has allowed me to practice in a manner that honors my religious tradition. I supervise a busy inner-city emergency department in a Catholic hospital that has not only allowed me to express my faith in the way I practice, but actually encourages me to do so.
True to form, the Obama administration is Hell-bent (words chosen carefully) to erode the freedoms that have not only influenced my profession by allowing me to CHOOSE the manner in which I practice but also allowed me to REFUSE those health care procedures and/or practices that conflict with my faith.
A few years ago I was chatting with a nurse that practices in my facility who lives in Canada (we have several nurses employed in our hospital who's residence is across the border - Buffalo is just a bridge away). She spoke of St. Joseph's Hospital in Toronto, Ontario. Though it was a Catholic hospital from it's foundation, it is now completely administered by the government as are all facilities in that country. It retained the name it was given by the dedicated religious who founded it, but any semblance of Catholicism was purged long ago. I truly believe the Obama administration would repeat that here in the U.S. Without effort the long, storied traditions of religious communities providing facilities to serve the ill, sick and disadvantaged with the best health care available will come to an end.
Just look north.
Check out this website and especially the video of Cardinal George.