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Hoffman to Open Giant Abortion Clinic in Jamaica, New York

by | Feb 29, 2012

By Dave Andrusko

Merle Hoffman

Can you ever know if a particular NRL News Today item will strike home? Ordinarily no. But when the subject matter is shameless self-promotion by a veteran abortion clinic owner rolling in money, you can be pretty sure that our readers will respond vigorously. And such was the case last month to “Merle Hoffman: an ‘Abortion Pioneer’ who has lost her way

The occasion was a stop at the National Press Club on Hoffman book tour to promote her modestly titled “Intimate Wars: The Life and Times of the Woman Who Brought Abortion from the Back Alley to the Boardroom.” We knew from the press release and a couple of stories that Hoffman was about to open a new abortion clinic in Jamaica, Queens. Like all rich (and she IS rich) abortion entrepreneurs, Hoffman knows the key to increasing your market share is to go where there are lots of poor women.

It’s bad enough that a headline in today’s New York Post is accurate: “One of New York’s largest abortion clinics to open in Jamaica.” It’s another that the reporter just gushes over Hoffman (“a leading reproductive health activist”).

We’re told that Choices Women’s Medical Center is “moving from its current Long Island City location to a $3 million, state-of-the-art facility in Jamaica on Friday.” Clare Trapasso tells us  that besides abortion, the 18,000 square foot clinic will also provide “gynecological, prenatal and counseling services.”

Oh, by the way, the clinic will “perform roughly 10,000 abortions a year,” which is fine by Dr. Steven Inglis, chairman of Jamaica Hospital Medical Center’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He told Trapasso that Choices Women Medical Center will be “a wonderful addition to Jamaica.”

And, oh by the way, “The hospital is partnering with Choices for prenatal care and to perform second-trimester abortions.”

On the off-chance readers might be unnerved by the number—TEN THOUSAND ABORTIONS—or the fact that Choices Women’s Medical Center will be aborting babies so large no one can pretend they aren’t “real babies,” we are told (a)“I’m not opening on Madison Avenue,” she said. “I’m opening here because this is where it’s most needed”; and (b) that the 65-year-old Hoffman “adopted a child from a Siberian orphanage at the age of 58.”

Thanks to Hoffman there will be at least 10,000 babies each year that won’t be up for adoption.

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