Colorado Catholic Bishops Oppose New Planned Parenthood Abortion Center

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Nov 12, 2007   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt Editor
November 12,

Denver, CO ( — Colorado’s Catholic bishops are speaking up against a new abortion center Planned Parenthood is building in Denver that will also house its regional headquarters.

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.

“In early November, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM) broke ground on a new headquarters and clinic in northeast Denver,“ the bishops wrote in a statement received.

They “purchased this property secretly under the guise of Fuller 38 LLC. Planned Parenthood told the Denver Post that PPRM planned to complete the entire project in secrecy to avoid protests and delays that other Planned Parenthood buildings have encountered around the country.”

The bishops added: “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.”

They continued: “Planned Parenthood vigorously opposes any legislation that would provide advance[d] medical information pertaining to an abortion procedure, and opposes any legislation that would provide a woman, who is seeking an abortion, knowledge of her unborn child’s development or information regarding alternatives to abortion. Considering the psychological and physical effects of abortion on a woman, how can Planned Parenthood call itself pro-woman and oppose widespread access to advanced information?”

The bishops urge the Catholic Community and pro-life advocates to stand up against the new abortion center and to pray against its efforts.

Planned Parenthood of the Rock Mountains did 8,000 abortions last year on women from Colorado, Wyoming and other nearby states.

The abortion business is slated for completion by the summer of 2008 and it is located at 7155 E. 38th Ave.