"It is not surprising that Catholic leaders in the Chattanooga area and elsewhere in Tennessee and Georgia have stated clear, powerful objections to this overreach by the Obama administration."
Apparently neither Catholic leaders, nor the Free Press Editors, are aware that this has been the law in GA since 1999:
...Yes, the law was originally passed back in 1999, four years before Republicans gained control of Georgia’s government. But Republicans have had ten years in which to change the law if they thought there was a problem with it; yet, it has remained intact through ten Republican-controlled legislative sessions.
And with no stated exceptions, this law applies to mega-employer Saint Joseph’s Hospital , a 410-bed acute care facility in Atlanta with several subsidiaries including an employed physician’s group and research facilities, with a total of 3,000 employees. And the law also applies to Saint Mary’s Hospital , a 196-bed acute care hospital in Athens, GA.