Thursday, December 20, 2007

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Protest Victory!

Greenwood Village, CO ( -- 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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PP worker harasses woman at bus stop

The following is from an e-mail that we received from a young woman who was harassed by a Planned Parenthood employee while she was waiting at a bus stop in Pennsylvania.

My name is Samantha and I am 20 years old. I work full time in downtown Pittsburgh, Pa. I had an interesting conversation with someone who worked for Planned Parenthood the other day and I felt like sharing.

I was at my bus stop about 4 pm waiting for my bus to go home when someone who worked for Planned Parenthood came up to me and asked if I would like to make a donation to help support Planned Parenthood's efforts.

Now, knowing what I know about PP and having been pro-life since I first learned what abortion was, I POLITELY declined and told her that I was sorry but I did not support PP. This lady became irate. She asked what kind of person I was that did not support an organization that was committed to helping women and young girls. Once again, I politely told her that I was pro-life and I could not and would not support an organization that not only supports, but provides, abortions. She then told me that I had no clue what I was talking about and that I need to get my facts straight before I assumed things and get myself into trouble. It was at that point that I felt threatened, excused myself, and walked away to another bus stop.

I was appalled and at one point, even frightened for my safety. It was my first face to face with someone from PP and I hope to never have to go through that again.


PP clinic in Alabama no longer performing surgical or medical abortions

We have learned that Planned Parenthood in Huntsville, Alabama is no longer offering surgical or medical abortions. Thanks to the hard work of pro-lifers in Alabama, and with God’s help, we are happy to pass along the following e-mail:

I am writing to let you know that the Planned Parenthood in Huntsville, Alabama that we have been protesting has now stopped performing abortions. They are still open, but they are no longer performing any type of abortion. They have removed their license from the health department and are finished with that part! Thank you for your help! What a great Christmas present!

Protesting works! The peaceful protests in Huntsville did not close down the clinic (yet), but it did affect the business enough that they no longer do medical or surgical abortions. We encourage every one of our readers to find the nearest Planned Parenthood clinic and establish a presence outside it at least once a week. To find the clinic nearest to you, visit our map room.

From: STOPP (Stop Planned Parenthood)