President-elect Obama has chosen former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD) to serve as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.
Daschle is a Catholic who has been described even by The New York Times as "an ardent supporter of abortion rights."
HHS has influence over health care policy, including, among other things, defining freedom of conscience protections for health care providers.
Not a surprise choice. But disappointing to Catholics for two reasons: the Catholic angle and the pro-choice angle.