Colorado Planned Parenthood Abortion Center Was Also Built in Secret
by Steven Ertelt
November 9, 2007
Denver, CO (LifeNews.com) — Planned Parenthood endured national controversy over getting the city council of Aurora, Illinois to approve it building a new abortion center under a fictitious name. The abortion business and its main contractor kept the construction of a new abortion center in Denver, Colorado shrouded in secrecy as well.
According to a WorldNetDaily news report, Planned Parenthood 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.
According to documents from the city of Denver, Planned Parenthood created Fuller 38 in December 2006 and purchased the land at 7155 East 38th Ave from United weeks later for $1.35 million.
No one knew about the new abortion center 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. state2426.html
Will Duffy, a spokesman with Colorado Families Against Planned Parenthood, told WND that the demolition permit in May and the construction permit in October both say United owned the building. He said the city indicated Weitz is responsible for putting the owner on the proper documents.
Colorado pro-life advocates met with representatives of the building firm last month. They hoped to persuade the firm to boycott the project and refuse to build the abortion center, but found considerable resistance. state2568.html
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.
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains does about 8,800 abortions annually on women from Colorado and four surrounding states.