ELIZABETH, NJ, Nov 5 ( – A hospital merger where the Catholic St. Elizabeth Hospital was to take over Elizabeth General Medical Center has resulted in the giving of 2.4 million dollars to Planned Parenthood to placate abortion supporters over the impending loss of immoral services at the medical center.

After Union County Superior Court Judge Miriam Span gave the American Civil Liberties Union and other pro-abortion groups the right to intervene in the impending hospital merger last month, a deal was struck to give $2.4 million to Planned Parenthood of Greater Northern New Jersey to pay for abortions and other procedures that will be banned at the Catholic hospital. Lenora Lapidus, legal director for the NJ ACLU said, “This is a great precedent that can be used by women’s groups both in New Jersey and around the country to preserve women’s access to important medical care.” 

The Associated Press reports that the merger is to take place early next year. 

With files from and Pro-Life E-News Canada.