NJ Hotels Offer Abortion Discounts
CHERRY HILL, NJ, October 20, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - An abortion center that performs abortions up to the sixth month of pregnancy has worked out an arrangement with two area hotels to provide substantially discounted room rates for women seeking abortions.
Based on reports from local citizens participating in the 40 Days for Life prayer vigil outside the Cherry Hill Women’s Center, New Jersey Right to Life has confirmed that the Clarion Hotel in Cherry Hill offers a reduced rate of $59 for a room originally priced at $109 to those women who provide a receipt from the abortion mill that says they have to stay overnight. In addition, the Quality Inn in Maple Shade offers a discounted rate of $74.95 for a room originally priced at $99.99 and a free breakfast of eggs and pancakes for women who present a stamped pamphlet from the clinic.
Good Counsel Homes, a Catholic agency that assists homeless pregnant women, recently cancelled its banquet at the Clarion upon learning of the hotel’s arrangement with the abortion clinic.
Marie Tasy, Executive Director of New Jersey Right to Life said that the hotel arrangement highlights the need for parental notification laws. According to Tasy many of the girls going to Cherry Hill Women’s Center are minors from both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. She claimed that often minor girls become pregnant from adult men who prey on the inexperience of teenage girls and then send them across state borders to abort their child in NJ, which doesn’t have parental notification laws.
"The Cherry Hill Women’s Center has a track record of aggressive advertisement in the Pennsylvania market to intentionally lure pregnant minor girls to the NJ abortion clinic in order to evade Pennsylvania’s parental consent laws," said Tasy, who also urged Congress to pass a pending bill prohibiting such interstate abortion schemes.
"This experience shows us that the Legislature needs to act immediately to place a parental notification constitutional amendment on the ballot without delay."
"We now learn that area hotels may actually be complicit in circumventing a neighboring state’s law, usurping parental rights, and consequently aiding and abetting the sexual predators of minors by offering these discounts," she said. “The State of NJ needs to take immediate action to stop these abuses from occurring by enacting legislation to place a parental notification constitutional amendment on the ballot as soon as possible. All legislators who oppose these measures should be held accountable by the parents of the minor girls who have endured harm at the hands of the unregulated and unscrupulous abortion industry. With each passing day, more young lives are being placed at risk."
Cherry Hill Women’s Center performs many methods of abortion which result in the violent killing of innocent unborn babies. One of the methods, used at 20 or more weeks, is injection of the dangerous drug digoxin directly into the baby’s heart to kill the baby. If digoxin is accidentally injected into the bloodstream of a woman or young girl, it can cause infection and death. Local pro-lifers who have spoken to women exiting the clinic report that many women and minor girls are alone, crying and in extreme pain, but are nonetheless discharged from the clinic after the digoxin injection. They are instructed to return the next day so the abortionist can deliver the dead baby. The clinic refers these women to the area hotels which provide discounted rates.