Womyn who runs hotel in small-town Michigan offers free lodging to women seeking abortions

From Yahoo: Incensed by the spate of legislation severely limiting abortion rights in several states, the manager of a hotel in a small Michigan town posted an unusual offer on Facebook last month.

“Dear sisters,” Shelley O’Brien began in a post addressed to those who live in the states that have or are trying to restrict access to abortion. “We cannot do anything about the way you are being treated in your home-state,” she wrote. “But, if you can make it to Michigan, we will support you with several nights lodging, and transportation to and from your appointment” for abortion services.

The “support” includes staying at the Yale Hotel for free.

O’Brien, 55, runs the hotel in Yale, Michigan. According to The Detroit Free Press, the community near the state’s eastern boundary is perhaps best known for its annual Bologna Festival, which takes place every July. It’s a largely conservative town with a population of under 2,000.

O’Brien, a mother of three and a grandmother of seven, told CNN on Saturday that she felt compelled to take a stand after watching such states as Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Ohio and Kentucky pass bills that seek to significantly impede a woman’s access to abortion.

Efforts also have been made in Michigan to restrict abortion rights, including introduction last month in the state Legislature of a so-called heartbeat bill that would ban the procedures after a fetal heartbeat is detected ― a point when many women remain unaware that they are pregnant. (Nice, unbiased reporting there, HuffPo…)

“Women should have autonomy over their own bodies,” O’Brien said. “If we do not have control over our own bodies, then this is not a free world.”

In her Facebook post, which garnered thousands of reactions, O’Brien promised that she’d provide several nights free lodging at the Yale Hotel, as well as “transportation to and from your appointment” for out-of-state women seeking an abortion in Michigan.

Speaking to the Free Press last week, O’Brien clarified that her offer “extends to anybody” seeking an abortion who may need support, including women who live in parts of her own state where abortion providers are few and far between. The paper noted that there are no abortion providers in Yale, but women can find such services an hour’s drive away.

O’Brien said no one had yet taken her up on her offer, but she has a room set aside for when someone does. She told CNN that she’d dubbed the space “Jane’s Room” in honor of Jane Roe, the pseudonym given to Norma McCorvey, the plaintiff in the Roe v. Wade case that in 1973 established a woman’s right to an abortion throughout the U.S.

“The only way this is going to change is if people are willing to risk something,” O’Brien, who’s been called a “baby killer” for her views, told CNN. “The reason they get away with stuff like this is because nobody wants to make waves, nobody wants to give up anything for it.”

This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

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Lophatt
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Lophatt

“My body……, “all through the day, I me, mine, I me, mine, I me, mine..”. This whole legal issue of refusing to adhere to oaths of office and crossing state lines to engage in illegal practices is going to generate a slew of legislation.

This is another example of something that is fundamentally illogical. Murder is murder. Since there is no federal murder statute, we may need to enact one.

Steven Broiles
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Not only is Shelley O’Brien nuts, she’s stupid: Suppose a woman who takes her up on her offer dies in her hotel? But it’s worse than that: O’Brien is materially cooperating with evil: She is volunteering to be an accomplice for hire, whether she realizes it or not. It’s one thing to drive the getaway car under gunpoint; It’s another to voluntarily help another while she ends a human life. Sure, she’s not calling these women up on the phone, but materially, she might as well be: She is advertising a free room to those who abort, and she says… Read more »

Captain America
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Captain America

Well, isn’t that called “Accessory to Murder”?

CalGirl
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CalGirl

This sounds gross…but….send these wymen “home” from their free hotel room with the abortion results in a “doggy bag” and let’s see what happens……..when they WAIL that it is macabre “punishment” for their “choosings” of how to “conduct” their body…….then MAYBE we will be able to agree: the act of and results of abortion ARE macbre.

Kevin Lankford
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Kevin Lankford

My first thought was to wonder how long before her little hotel burns down.

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

Why would any “paying guest” choose to stay at that hotel/motel? This kind of enticement to the mentally deluded is enough to make normal people steer clear of this establishment.

William
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William

This idiot womyn has an exaggerated sense of self-importance. So she’s setting aside one room in her hotel which is probably half-empty most of the year anyway. Oy, such a sacrifice. Then she’ll just write it off as a loss when she files her taxes. You need a lot of those when you’re self-employed. I imagine she’ll be booked solid when the Sisterhood of Empowered Pussyhats comes into town for the annual bologna festival. She may even have to rent Jane’s Room. Nothing is scared when it comes to business