Boycott Continues of Builders of New Forth Worth Abortion Biz

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Apr 19, 2012   |   12:06PM   |   Fort Worth, TX

The pro-life boycott of builders and contractors associated with Planned Parenthood’s building of a new abortion facility in Forth Worth, Texas – next to an adoption agency – continues.

The new center at 6400 John Ryan Drive is being described as a “state-of-the-art” facility which, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, “will include a larger family planning center, an ambulatory surgical care center and offices.” Construction began in March and the facility is set to open next year.

One subcontractor hired for the job didn’t learn he would be pouring concrete for the new building for the nation’s biggest abortion business until just hours before he was slated to begin work. Once he learned of Planned Parenthood’s involvement, he quit. The unnamed contractor, who told his general contractor that abortion violates his religious views, is one reason why the head of the local abortion business told WFAA that Planned Parenthood is trying to keep its name under wraps.

However, officials with Texas Right to Life are continuing their work to identify companies associated with building the abortion business so they can be brought to light and boycotted.

Although one contractor has already bravely abandoned a contract to help build the largest abortion facility in North Texas, more contractors have –- possibly unknowingly — signed up to build it. Elizabeth Graham, Director of Texas Right to Life, said that the best way for concerned North Texas residents to oppose Planned Parenthood’s construction project is to influence the contractors.

“Our goal is to save lives by making Planned Parenthood spend more time and money on this project than budgeted. If we can’t completely stop the construction, we can delay it and make it more expensive to complete. Residents can do this by encouraging contractors to use their valuable labor on projects that benefit the community, not destroy it,” she said.

Texas Right to Life asks concerned pro-life Texans to respectfully contact the following companies, and encourage them to immediately cease their business relationship with Planned Parenthood. The pro-life group provided a list of identified builders working on the project:

Gray Henry with Cerine Management, LLC: 214-316-0734.

Double Eagle Electric: (817) 572-0391; [email protected]

Tri Dal Ltd.: Click here to see a full list of employees with direct contact information. If you know any of the individuals listed, please contact them and kindly inform them to ask their employer to stop working with Planned Parenthood. In the past, we have found that when employees pressure their bosses to vacate a project, a chain reaction is set off within the company that can cause management to abandon a project when they otherwise would not have.

The president of Planned Parenthood of North Texas said there’s a reason the organization’s name is not on the project.

“From the beginning, we intended to be public with this project,” Ken Lambrecht said. “We wanted to choose the right time, so that our contractors wouldn’t have to endure the harassment and intimidation that Planned Parenthood staffers and patients must endure on a day-to-day basis.”

Lambrecht said Planned Parenthood helped provide more than 6,000 abortions in North Texas in 2010.

Pastor Al Meredith of nearby Wedgwood Baptist Church told the news outlet that construction workers have a right to know they may be working to build a business that destroys the lives of women and children.

“And that way people can act according to their convictions,” Meredith said.