Planned Parenthood to Create New Abortion Center in Southwest Houston, Texas

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Feb 18, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt Editor
February 18
, 2008

Houston, TX ( — After opening a new massive abortion center in Aurora, Illinois and starting work on another in Denver, Colorado and Portland Oregon, Planned Parenthood is moving to an abortion facility in Houston that could be the largest in the nation. The abortion center with dwarf the size of the others and have an entire floor dedicated to late-term abortions.

Planned Parenthood’s new center in Houston will come in at around 78,000 square feet – larger than the Denver center (50,000) or the new abortion business in Aurora (22,000).

It is moving into a six story building located at 4600 Gulf Freeway on the southeast side of Houston.

In previous communications, Planned parenthood has said the new facility "will allow us to provide a safe and welcoming health care home for our current clients, and to meet the future needs of clients throughout the Houston area."

The Houston Coalition for Life tells in an email that, when the abortion business opens, "which is projected for the fall of 2008, Houston will have the notoriety of having the largest freestanding abortion facility in the Western Hemisphere."

The group says Planned Parenthood of Houston & Southeast Texas will open the abortion center just outside the gates of the University of Houston’s main campus.

"This six-story building is 78,000 square feet, and the ambulatory surgical center will take up the entire third floor," the group added.

"This is where unborn babies up to 25 weeks will be aborted. This is more than half way through a woman’s pregnancy," HCL said.

The group indicates that Sterling Bank old the building to Planned Parenthood and it has urged local pro-life advocates to write the bank in response.