New York Will See Abortion Center Built on Long Island Next Year

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Sep 28, 2007   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt Editor
September 28,

Kingston, NY ( — New York residents will have a new abortion center as construction of a new abortion business will begin early next year in the city of Kingston. The Kingston and Benedictine hospitals are completing their merger and that will result in the building of a center doing abortions and legitimate medical services.

Michael Kaminski, the chief executive officer of Kingston Hospital, made the announcement about the building of the new Foxhall Ambulatory Surgery Center at a meeting of the Chamber of Commerce.

The new abortion facility will be 4,000-square-foot in size and expected to be built in the parking lot behind Kingston Hospital. An enclosed walkway will separate it from the hospital.

The new abortion center is part of a state-mandated merger of the two hospitals.

Benedictine, a Catholic facility, does not currently do abortions while the non-sectarian Kingston hospital does. Two previous attempts to merge failed because the hospitals disagreed over whether abortions should be done.

But last week the state announced it would spend $76.6 million to merger the hospitals.

According to the Daily Freeman newspaper, abortions would still be done at Kingston until the new abortion center is completed.