by Maria Vitale Gallagher
LifeNews.com Staff Writer
October 20, 2004
Austin, TX (LifeNews.com) — The ribbon may have been cut, but the controversy continues at a proposed Planned Parenthood abortion center in Austin, Texas.
"Even though the ‘ribbon cutting’ was three weeks ago, thank God they still have much work to do and many inspections to pass before they can start killing defenseless children,” said Chris Danze, who heads an effort to block construction of the multi-million-dollar facility.
Danze’s campaign has attracted national attention, as a number of building contractors have agreed to pull out of the Planned Parenthood project thanks to his boycott.
The citizen activist is now asking Austin residents to contact Fencecrete America and urge the company to withdraw their crews from the building site.
Danze is also calling on people to e-mail the CEO of York Air Conditioning in Pennsylvania and ask him to remove the air conditioning units that were recently installed at the Austin facility, which is known as the "Choice Project."
Backers of the project call it the flagship facility for Planned Parenthood’s Texas Capital Region. Mayor Will Wynn, along with state Rep. Eddie Rodriguez, were among the public officials present at the ribbon-cutting ceremony recently. Phase I of the facility is expected to open in November.
Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest abortion business, with abortion facilities throughout the U.S. The Texas boycott has been endorsed by pro-life leaders around the nation, who see it as a smart way to prevent abortions from increasing in a community.
Last year, the boycott succeeded in forcing the building project to be put on hold when the general contractor, Browning Construction of San Antonio, pulled out. The boycott forced Planned Parenthood to take on the role of general contractor for the effort.
Boycott leader Chris Danze told LifeNews.com earlier this year that he continues to hope that the facility will not open for business.
"This battle is a long way from being over, no matter what Planned Parenthood says. One thing you can be sure of when dealing with Planned Parenthood, the facts and their portrayal of the facts are usually very far apart," Danze said.
For more information on the boycott, visit https://www.austinabortionexposed.org.