By Hilary White
HOUSTON, Texas, February 22, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Last year, citizens of Aurora, Illinois, protested and complained to their local authorities at the arrival of what was then, at 22,000 square feet, the largest Planned Parenthood abortion facility in the country. But the organization that boasts of being the largest abortion organization in the world, has exceeded its record with the opening of a giant 78,000 square-foot baby-killing facility in Houston, Texas.
The new abortion facility, say local pro-life groups, is three times the size of the Illinois building, will have three operating rooms and be equipped to commit late term abortions. It is scheduled to open in the fall and will coincide with the opening of the school year.
Christine Melchor with Houston Coalition for Life said, “This building was purchased with the intention of incorporating the surgical ambulatory center so they are able to do more abortions.” The building is situated across the street from the University of Houston.
“We know that they like to be situated close to the college campuses and the high schools. It makes it much more convenient for women to come into their facilities,” Melchor said. She estimates that Planned Parenthood’s new facility will double the number of children it kills from its current 6,000 a year.
In November 2007, Planned Parenthood announced it was building a 50,000 square foot facility as its new headquarters in Denver, Colorado.
Archbishop Charles Chaput, Bishop Michael Sheridan of Colorado Springs and Bishop Arthur Tafoya of Pueblo expressed the outrage of pro-life people in the state saying, “Planned Parenthood calls itself pro-child, pro-woman, and pro-family. Yet it is an organization based on falsehoods about the human person, the family and community life.”
Planned Parenthood purchased the Denver property under the name “Fuller 38 LLC”. They admitted to the Denver Post that the subterfuge was deliberate as a means of sidestepping protests and delays. Pro-life people in Aurora delayed the opening of the mega-facility in their town, exposing the organization’s methods in obtaining planning permission from local authorities.
At the same time, the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts has announced it is giving up its two-story abortion facility in Worcester, Massachusetts for a three-story, 33,000 square foot building in the same town.
Planned Parenthood, including its various affiliates, is the largest abortion organization in the world. Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) receives almost a third of its money in government grants and contracts that amounted to $305.3 million in 2006. In 2005, US Planned Parenthood killed 264,943 children by surgical and “medical” or chemical abortions, more than any other abortion organization in the US.
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