Planned Parenthood’s Houston Expansion
Sec. 171.004. ABORTION OF FETUS AGE 16 WEEKS OR MORE. An abortion of a fetus age 16 weeks or more may be performed only at an ambulatory surgical center or hospital licensed to perform the abortion.
The building is at the corner of Elgin and I-45 S (Gulf Freeway), overlooking my alma mater, The University of Houston, campus. I vividly remember seeing this building everyday as I would cross campus to my classes. Back then, it was just a 7 story bank building. Not only is the building sitting next door to UH, but also to Texas Southern University. The location is centered at the intersection of four “super-neighborhoods” of inner city Houston.
These 4 neighborhoods are poor (combined average median per-capita income is $11,637) and approximately 90% minority residents. Raging Elephants
has an informative
video looking at this new Houston Planned Parenthood clinic
and their choice of location.
Several pro-life organizations in Houston and across Texas are working together to stop this renovation from proceeding, through boycotts, publicity and peaceful prayer vigils. Texas Families Against Planned Parenthood
is a coalition of these various pro-life groups that is focusing its efforts on this new facility. Visit their site and sign up for their email list to stay up to date with the progress and upcoming events.
Events, such as, prayer vigils on the public sidewalk outside the construction fence every Friday. According to stories, some of the workers will come and pray with them during their lunch break, asking God to forgive them for working on this building, but unable to quit during these hard economic times.
The website also lists the contractors and subcontractors working on the site. You are asked to respectfully contact them and express your concern for their participation in building the world’s largest free-standing late term abortion center. This type of intervention has been successful in either stopping the building of a clinic or seriously hampering their progress in other cities.