FAMILIES AGAINST PLANNED PARENTHOOD
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Greenwood Village, CO (LifeNews.com) -- Pro-life advocates in the Denver area can continue protesting outside the home of a contractor who is leading the building of a new Planned Parenthood abortion business. Members of the city council of this suburb voted to allow the protests as long as they occurred only during the daytime.
The city council also limited the size of the signs so they wouldn't be an eye sore in the neighborhood.
Jo Scott, one of the pro-life people involved in the protests, told 7-News TV that they're letting area residents know information that Planned Parenthood won't divulge.
"Not only are our unborn children being killed, but our mother's are being damaged," she said. "When you kill in the womb, it leads to bloodshed on the streets."
Some local residents in the neighborhood said they were upset by the protests and Vicki Cowart, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, said the contractors involved are "heroes."
"The contractors are heroes. (They) are helping us to build better access to health care," Cowart told the television station.
"It is not just an abortion clinic, it is comprehensive reproductive health care for women," Cowart claimed.
Colorado Families Against Planned Parenthood has been targeting contractors involved in building the facility since the construction of the new abortion center began.
Planned Parenthood has come under fire for hiding its identity during the building approval process by creating a front business to file paperwork under and using the name of the company that sold the land to it.
It purchased the land its using to build the new abortion center from United Airlines. During the approval process for starting the building project, Iowa-based contractor Weitz Company listed United as the owner of the property to hide Planned Parenthood's ownership of the land.
Furthermore, the web site reports, Planned Parenthood set up a front group called Fuller 38 to set up all of the operations.
No one knew until August that the new facility will house the pro-abortion group's headquarters and an abortion facility in the same 50,000-square foot space.
Colorado pro-life advocates met with representatives of the building firm and hoped to persuade the firm to boycott the project and refuse to build the abortion center, but found considerable resistance.
Leslie Durgin, a Planned Parenthood senior vice president, previously admitted to the Denver Post that she hoped the abortion center could be built secretly.
Planned Parenthood purchased the property, located down the street from Martin Luther King park, under a different name to keep the purchase secret, she said. Now that construction is set to begin, the abortion business is changing tactics.
"We changed that several months ago. We just decided that wasn't right for us," Durgin said. "We anticipate we will have protests."
Planned Parenthood began using the secret tactics when pro-life groups successfully got construction workers and firms to boycott building an abortion center in Austin, Texas. The abortion center eventually opened but the tactics delayed that for several months.
The abortion business is slated for completion by the summer of 2008 and it is located at 7155 E. 38th Ave.
Planned Parenthood of the Rock Mountains did 8,000 abortions last year on women from Colorado, Wyoming and other nearby states.
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