FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 15, 2013
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Hotel Profiting from “Room-Service Abortions” in Albuquerque
“Late-Term Abortion Capital of the US” to face historic late-term abortion ban Tuesday
Arlington VA – The pro-life organization Live Action has released a second investigative video, highlighting what Live Action President Lila Rose has coined “room-service abortions” – and the hotels that profit off such sinister arrangements.
The new undercover recording released by Live Action features an investigator attempting to schedule a 25-week (six-plus-month) abortion appointment with Southwestern Women’s Options, Albuquerque’s notorious late-term facility. After specifying that the late-term abortion comprises a “week-long procedure,” the staffer directs the investigator to the Plaza Inn – “a hotel that we work in conjunction with” – which offers room rate discounts and free transportation to and from all appointments.
Voters in Albuquerque, New Mexico will go to the polls this coming Tuesday, November 19, to vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Ordinance, which would ban abortions after 20 weeks’ gestation. Research shows that children in the womb are able to feel pain at this point in their development, if not sooner.
“Albuquerque residents going to the polls on Tuesday need to be really clear about what’s going on here,” Rose said. “Albuquerque is the late-term abortion capital of the world. We see late-term abortionists doing ‘fly-ins’ to perform these procedures – dangerous for mothers, fatal for children – and local hotels providing free shuttle service to and from the rooms where many of these women get holed up to finish out the gruesome destruction of their babies.”
The Live Action video, titled “Room-Service Abortions in Albuquerque,” shows definitively that the Plaza Inn is cooperating with Southwestern Women’s Options abortionists to enhance revenues for both businesses.
“The Plaza Inn,” Rose elaborated, “is more than willing to give discounts and free transportation to mothers about to have their children poisoned to death and torn apart. But you’ll notice that the hotel refuses to transport these women to the abortion facility at the most dangerous point of the procedure – in the middle of the night, when they might be in labor, delivering a dead baby over the toilet. How many other hotels – in Albuquerque, and across the nation – are profiting from these gruesome procedures? How many are offering discounts for death?”
In the undercover recording, the Plaza Inn staffer admits that under such circumstances, “you guys [SWO patients] actually transport yourselves[.] … I think you wind up going to the hospital[.]”
Live Action reports releasing this second video to show voters the stakes on Tuesday. “It’s already horrifying,” Rose said, “that Albuquerque has a traveling circus of doctors who fly in and massacre late-term, viable, pain-capable babies. And now we know that ‘cottage industries’ are springing up to aid and abet these people in their multi-thousand-dollar child-killing business.”
Rose implored voters to defy the well-funded pro-abortion organizations dumping money into the city. “Groups like Planned Parenthood and NARAL may not be saying much about this vote, but that’s because late-term abortion doesn’t poll well. It never has. But they’re spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to preserve this barbaric business. I pray that voters strongly reject keeping Albuquerque a hub of human rights abuses on Tuesday.”
According to its website, the Plaza Inn, which boasts “the Best in Southwestern Hospitality,” is associated with three other hotels in the region: the Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Colton/Riverside, CA; the Holiday Inn Express in Barstow, CA; and the Palmdale Hotel & Resort in Palmdale, CA.
Live Action is a youth-led movement dedicated to building a culture of life and ending the human rights abuse of abortion. The group uses new media to educate the public about the humanity of the unborn and investigative journalism to expose threats against the vulnerable and defenseless. More information at LiveAction.org.