New Jersey Quality Inn, Clarion Hotels Give Women Discounts for Abortions
by Steven Ertelt
October 20, 2008
Cherry Hill, NJ(LifeNews.com) — Women heading to New Jersey for abortions are getting discounts at two brand name hotels and pro-life advocates are working to expose the practice. An abortion business in Cherry Hill that does abortions up to six months into pregnancy worked out the discounts with two local hotels.
New Jersey Right to Life indicates that participants in the local 40 Days for Life prayer campaign have learned that the Cherry Hill Women’s Center made the arrangements.
The Clarion Hotel in Cherry Hill offers a reduced rate of $59 for a room originally priced at $109 to women staying there from out of town to get an abortion. Women need only show a receipt from the abortion business saying an overnight stay is necessary.
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 abortion center.
Marie Tasy, the director of New Jersey Right to Life, told LifeNews.com the hotel arrangements make it appear to her that teenagers from other states are taken to New Jersey to avoid parental involvement laws in their home states.
"This experience shows us that the Legislature needs to act immediately to place a parental notification constitutional amendment on the ballot without delay," she said.
"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," Tasy added.
She urged Congress to approve a bill making it illegal to take a teen across state lines for a secret abortion in violation of her home’s state’s parental consent or notification laws.
News of the hotel arrangements has already had an effect as local pro-life advocates begin boycotting the establishments.
Good Counsel Homes, a Catholic agency that assists homeless pregnant women, recently canceled its banquet at the Clarion upon learning of the hotel’s arrangement with the abortion business.
Cherry Hill Women’s Center performs many methods of abortion which result in the violent killing of innocent unborn babies. This includes 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 abortion center after the digoxin injection.
They are instructed to return the next day so the abortion practitioner can deliver the dead baby. The clinic refers these women to the area hotels which provide discounted rates.
In 2007, two New Jersey abortion centers were shut down for infection control violations and filthy conditions.
Metropolitan Medical Center in Englewood was temporarily shut down for a month after a five year inspection lapse by the New Jersey Department of Health.
Alternatives Abortion Clinic in Atlantic City permanently closed its doors after a six year inspection which uncovered multiple infection control and health violations.
ACTION: Send your complaints to the following: a) Clarion Hotel, Route 70 & I-295, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034, (856) 428-2300, fax (856) 354-7662, or contact via web site; b) Quality Inn Maple Shade, 531 Route 38 West, Maple Shade, NJ 08052, (856) 235-6400, fax (856) 727-1027.
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