Houstonís new abortion mega-clinic
by Texas Right to LifeTuesday, June 01, 2010
On May 11, 2010, Planned Parenthood opened its massive new 78,000 square foot facility in Houston. The building is the abortion headquarters for 35 counties in Southeast Texas and Louisiana and the second largest abortion mill in the world. At the new 4600 Gulf Freeway location, Planned Parenthood built an entire floor devoted to the horrific practice of late-term abortion. Planned Parenthood of Houston and Southeast Texas committed about 7,000 abortions last year. These numbers will likely skyrocket soon.
On the first day of operation, hundreds of concerned Texans joined outside the new clinic to pray for and minister to the patrons of this new Planned Parenthood facility. As expected, abortions were committed on their first day open. A 13-hour prayer vigil was held by over 100 Pro-Lifers who attended a peaceful vigil to pray for an end to abortion and for a conversion of hearts.
Texas Right to Life has proudly partnered with the Houston Coalition for Life in its efforts to slow and thwart the efforts of the new abortion mill. To join the Houston Coalition for Life in prayer and sidewalk counseling at the new abortion mega-clinic, visit www.HoustonCoalition.com for updates and scheduled prayer vigils.
Planned Parenthood’s Eugenic Start
Many people still erroneously believe that Planned Parenthood benefits the community by providing much-needed medical services. However, their extensive involvement in and promotion of abortion by far overshadows any other services they may provide. Planned Parenthood harms and destroys more women and families than any other organization in the United States—and those numbers are even more disturbing when you look at the disproportionate numbers of African American and Hispanic women who receive abortions.
Planned Parenthood was founded by Margaret Sanger, a eugenicist who believed in the superiority of the white race. In 1939, she proposed the “Negro Project”, where she wrote:
[T]he most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the Minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.
Sanger established birth control clinics in poor New York City neighborhoods to prey upon “Blacks, Hispanics, Slavs, Amerinds [American Indians], Fundamentalists, Jews and Catholics.” Sanger’s organization, which started as the “Birth Control League”, was renamed “Planned Parenthood” after World War II in order to distance herself from her earlier Nazi associations.
The media is baffled and has suggested that low-income women have less access to contraceptives. Currently, however, 62.5% of abortion clinics are located in the inner city and in neighborhoods predominantly inhabited by the poor and ethnic minorities. Furthermore, most pro-abortion advertising is aimed at the minorities in those areas— an effective tactic that has seen an increase in abortions among minority women.
Texas Right to Life has continually noted the disparity of the abortion numbers among different ethnic groups. In 2004, Caucasian women underwent 161 abortions per 1,000 births; Hispanics chose abortion at the rate of 211 abortions per 1,000 live births; while African American women chose 472 abortions per 1,000 live births. Over 47% of African American pregnancies end in abortion. While only comprising 13% of the female population, African American abortions account for a disproportionate 38% of all abortions. Abortion has reduced the African American population by 39.6%-- more than three times the representative percentage in the total population for the United States.
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