Chelsea, Catholic Hospitals and clinics take federal money so they can provide services to the poor. As soon as a pregnant woman shows up demanding an abortion from one of these institutions and she is turned away there will be severe monetary repercussions. The Catholic Church has already closed it's adoption doors in states that legalized same-sex marriage when they were going to be forced by the State to adopt children to same-sex couples. (DC, IL, MA). The position of those States is if the Catholic Church provides services to the general public they had to abide by all of the laws within that state. The Healthcare law will do the same. The administration has already stated that if an organization provides services to the general public, they are not "religious" in nature and therefor not exempt. So in essence if a Catholic organization wants to avoid the Obama Healthcare mandate, they can only serve other Catholics.
And everyone who responds to Chelsea, she is entitled to her opinion and position. If you wish to point out her flawed logic and/or reasoning, by all means do so, but do not attack her or make it personal.
Not just provide their services to Catholics only, but every employee must also be Catholic, no exceptions.
But if they employ only Catholics, they must be very careful that they are not violating non-discrimination laws as they apply to employment. They could be exempt from those laws, but the line, in many cases, is very thin and easy to unwittingly step over.
A Catholic Hospital who employed only Catholics and serviced only Catholics has another trap. Most state's have laws requiring a hospital with an emergency room to service anyone with a true emergency. So if they obey that law and provided emergency service to a non-catholic, they would no longer be exempt from the HHS rules.
The point I am making is that there are so many legal booby traps. Its like putting a person into a maze. If they successfully maneuver through the maze they come out free and clear. But if they choose the wrong turns they will end up dead. Then as the person progresses through the maze and selects a correct turn, you block that path to force them back where they have to make a wrong choice and you keep doing that until they die.
That is the legal framework that has been created over a long time. Not necessarily planned with that purpose in mind. Nevertheless, that is the legal minefield that exists.