By Cheryl Sullenger, Operation Rescue
Operation Rescue urges the City of Las Cruces to revoke the abortion facility’s business permit due to deception and possible zoning violations.
Las Cruces, NM – A new abortion facility in Las Cruces, New Mexico, operated by the Texas-based Whole Women’s Health abortion chain, was caught “red-handed” operating without a valid business permit in an area that may not be properly zoned for that business.
Seeking to avoid safety standards in Texas that shut down two of its five Texas abortion centers, Whole Women’s Health targeted New Mexico where an absence of abortion laws allows even the most disreputable to run abortion businesses without fear of inspection or oversight.
Whole Women’s Health (WWH) soon set up shop in Las Cruces where it could continue its substandard operations without accountability.
Operation Rescue, working with Protest ABQ and local pro-life leaders in Las Cruces, has documented that Whole Women’s Health, operating as “William H. Richardson, MD, PC” opened for business and conducted surgical abortions prior to applying to the City of Las Cruces for a business permit.
In fact, recorded phone conversations show that the facility staff used deception first to pass off an invalid business permit as their own, then to deny that it had opened for business.
In phone call placed by Tara Shaver of Protest ABQ on October 16, 2014, a clinic employee told Shaver that they had been open about a week. She then scheduled Shaver for a surgical abortion on October 21.
However, records show that the abortion facility did not even apply for a permit until October 23 and did not receive a valid business permit until October 27.
There are also concerns that Whole Women’s Health and Richardson are operating in a building that is not zoned for major surgeries such as late-term abortions, which are soon to be available at the Las Cruces center.
“There can be no doubt that Whole Women’s Health was conducting business and providing surgical abortions prior to applying for a valid business permit,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “We caught them red-handed breaking the law and using deception to cover it up.”
Operation Rescue is encouraging the public to contact the City of Las Cruces and ask that they immediately revoke the business permit issued to Richardson due to safety concerns and given the checkered history of the Whole Women’s Health abortion chain in Texas with which his abortion business is affiliated.
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“New Mexico governor Susana Martinez has come under fire from anti-abortion groups for not doing enough to help their cause.”
“What good is having a governor that will only give lip service to the Prolife cause? We must hold her feet to the fire!” Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Policy Advisor at Operation Rescue
Here is a sneak peak of the hard-hitting piece by Cosmopolitan…
“Does a local group like Protest ABQ have enough clout that their disapproval could keep a politician off a short list for higher office? It’s difficult to say. On the one hand, it is just a few dozen “no-exceptions” anti-abortion activists from a low-population state. On the other, the Shavers were sent to the city at the request of Operation Rescue in Kansas and make up just one strand of a tight web of extreme pro-life groups that believe in protecting life from fertilization to natural death, groups that exist all throughout the country — from the Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust in California to Priests for Life in New York. It’s a nationwide network that is highly engaged in electoral politics and grassroots campaigning.”
Read the SURPRISINGLY fair and hard-hitting article from Cosmo here: Are Anti-Abortion Activists Determined to Topple Their Pro-Life Governor?
Today kick’s off the 2014 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta hosted every year in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This event brings thousands of people to ABQ and every hotel is packed to the brim including Plaza Inn, the abortion hotel…So what does that mean? PROTEST ABQ!
Why PROTEST Plaza Inn Hotel?
“Live Action [released a new undercover video] revealing that the Plaza Inn Hotel in Albuquerque gives special discount rates and provides transportation for women seeking late-term abortions [Late-Term " abortion" Killing Center Southwestern Women's Options].
The hotel’s alliance with a late-term abortionist is perhaps less shocking than the facility’s advice to women who go into labor during the arduous procedure. The counselor tells the reporter that if she feels herself going into labor, she should deliver her child into the hotel toilet.
The counselor tells the young woman that if she feels “something coming out” – she pauses, “um, the pregnancy coming out” – she should just “get your cell phone and just sit on the toilet.” She can stay there until facility personnel arrive.
“You don’t have to look at anything. You don’t have to clean anything up or nothing,” she said.”~Excerpt from an undercover report by Live Action
Watch the undercover video here: New undercover video: Hotel gives special rate to mothers having late-term abortions in Albuquerque
“Plaza Inn Hotel in Albuquerque has become a place of misery for women expelling their dead aborted children. It is imperative that Plaza Inn stop collaborating with late term abortionists who are killing children through all nine months of pregnancy. The fact that Plaza Inn is providing a place for women to deliver their babies into toilets is truly horrific and reason that every person should refuse to do business with them,”stated Tara Shaver of Protest ABQ.
Please feel free to (respectfully) contact Plaza Inn Hotel and encourage them to stop collaborating with late term abortionists who are killing children through all nine months of pregnancy: (505) 243-5693
Also Plaza Inn Albuquerque doesn’t have an active Facebook page, however many people have added their “review” to this page where people are leaving comments and reviews…FEEL FREE to leave a comment! Here’s the direct link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Plaza-Inn-Albuquerque/110621298970125?sk=reviews