Don't close Catholic hospitals, keep them open and dare Obama to start persecuting
A better route for the bishops to take would be to keep Catholic hospitals open and pro-life and to see if Obama would send in federal troops to try to enforce his pro-abortion policies. Imagine the terrible publicity for Obama and his administration then!
Of course, what would actually happen if Catholic hospitals stayed open and refused to become pro-abortion is that Obama and his allies in Congress, HHS, etc., first would cut off the taxpayer dollars that go to Catholic hospitals.
Next, Obama might fine and indict the pro-life administrators and medical personnel of Catholic hospitals. That would be a spectacle: Catholic prisoners of conscience on trial for the Faith and the pro-life cause.
Anyway, it is not a good idea to close Catholic hospitals. Our bishops should continue business as usual, defy Obama and dare him to begin persecuting the Church.
Let us hope and pray that none of our Catholic bishops ever find a way to compromise and turn Catholic hospitals "partly" anti-life.