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Pro-Life Advocates Plan to Protest Opening of Largest Abortion Clinic in U.S.
CNS News ^ | Jan 6th, 2010

Posted on 01/06/2010 9:47:50 AM PST by TaraP

(CNSNews.com) – A coalition of pro-life advocates and religious leaders plan to gather in Houston on Jan. 18 to oppose what is expected to be the largest abortion clinic in the country.

Planned Parenthood is renovating a former bank, turning it into a 78,000 square foot facility that will include a surgical wing equipped to provide late-term abortions.

“It’s an abortion super center,” Lou Engle, founder of the pro-life group The Call to Conscience, which is organizing the rally, told CNSNews.com Joining Engle at the “prayer march” will be Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, and Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference. Religious leaders expected to attend include Bishop Harry Jackson, senior pastor of Hope Christian Church; Richard Land, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention; Star Parker, president of the Coalition for Urban Renewal and Education; and Abby Johnson, the former director of a Planned Parenthood clinic.

Engle compared the fight for the rights of the unborn to another critical movement in America. “As Martin Luther King , Jr. said, ‘It is time to subpoena the conscience of America,’” he said.

We want to say that it’s not right to have an abortion super center that targets the minority community,” Engle said. He says Planned Parenthood actively markets its services, including abortion, to low-income, minority women.

Last month, Houston elected the first lesbian, Annise Parker, to hold the mayoral office in a major U.S. city. Until her inauguration this week, the director of Health and Environmental Policy for the mayor’s office was Elena Marks, chairwoman of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

Attempts to reach Marks for comment on the clinic and the planned rally were unsuccessful.

Engle said he believes the clinic was strategically located in a part of Houston that is surrounded by black and Hispanic neighborhoods


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: abortion; abortionsupercenter; abortuary; houston; plannedparenthood; texas; tx

1 posted on 01/06/2010 9:47:51 AM PST by TaraP
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2 posted on 01/06/2010 9:49:37 AM PST by TaraP (*GOD* made love so strong, so it would carry you all the way home.....)
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To: TaraP

***Engle said he believes the clinic was strategically located in a part of Houston that is surrounded by black and Hispanic neighborhoods***

Just advertise this fact and the place will never open.


3 posted on 01/06/2010 9:50:19 AM PST by Mrs.Z
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To: TaraP

What’s it to be called?

Abominations ‘R’ Us?


4 posted on 01/06/2010 9:54:29 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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5 posted on 01/06/2010 9:55:31 AM PST by narses ('in an odd way this is cheering news!'.)
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To: TaraP

Are you sure that’s the place? I don’t see the Arbeit Macht Frei sign.


6 posted on 01/06/2010 9:57:08 AM PST by highlander_UW (There's a storm coming - little kid at a Mexican gas station in The Terminator)
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To: TaraP
The building was designed to resemble a cash register (it was originally a bank).

Don't tell me that God doesn't have a sense of humor.

7 posted on 01/06/2010 10:36:54 AM PST by RetroSexual (Pray for America; Psalm 109:8)
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To: TaraP

God be with the people in Houston who will be protesting on January 18. I will be praying from here in Michigan.


8 posted on 01/06/2010 10:40:49 AM PST by Elvina (BHO is doubleplus ungood.)
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To: TaraP
Planned Parenthood is renovating a former bank, turning it into a 78,000 square foot facility that will include a surgical wing equipped to provide late-term abortions.

I am wondering if this MEDICAL facility will be held to the same standards as other MEDICAL facilities?

9 posted on 01/06/2010 10:52:12 AM PST by Slyfox
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To: TaraP

Wow! PP is already rubbing their hands together greedily and spending the money they foresee coming from Health Care Reform bill. The anti-abortion amendments in the House and Senate bills were just games played to get Nelson and his ilk to cross over to a “Yea” vote. They’ll be removed in the “behind closed doors” meetings.


10 posted on 01/06/2010 11:04:07 AM PST by 3catsanadog (If healthcare reform is passed, 41 years old will be the new 65 YO.)
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To: RetroSexual

What’s a cash register?


11 posted on 01/06/2010 11:23:21 AM PST by HIDEK6
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To: TaraP
I saw Lou speak at the Onething IHOP conference. He is truly a prophet to this nation that the Lord has raised up for such a time as this. The Holy Spirit is beginning to move across our land, and many miracles took place at the IHOP Conference and {through thier webstream] around our land.
Everyone please pray for THE CALL HOUSTON on Jan. 17 and 18 were empowered believers will march to this abomination in protest.
EVEN SO COME LORD YESHUA!
12 posted on 01/06/2010 1:35:56 PM PST by cowboyusa
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To: TaraP
I saw Lou speak at the Onething IHOP conference. He is truly a prophet to this nation that the Lord has raised up for such a time as this. The Holy Spirit is beginning to move across our land, and many miracles took place at the IHOP Conference and {through thier webstream] around our land.
Everyone please pray for THE CALL HOUSTON on Jan. 17 and 18 were empowered believers will march to this abomination in protest.
EVEN SO COME LORD YESHUA!
13 posted on 01/06/2010 1:36:24 PM PST by cowboyusa
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To: cowboyusa

Amen and Amen!


14 posted on 01/06/2010 2:17:12 PM PST by TaraP (*GOD* made love so strong, so it would carry you all the way home.....)
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To: TaraP

The abomination of desolation?


15 posted on 01/06/2010 2:19:57 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

That would be a Spot On description of it!


16 posted on 01/06/2010 2:21:23 PM PST by TaraP (*GOD* made love so strong, so it would carry you all the way home.....)
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To: TaraP
IIRC, Houston is well known for big thunderstorms in the summer.

REALLY big thunderstorms.

I wouldn't stand too close to that building during a thunderstorm.

17 posted on 01/06/2010 2:23:49 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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18 posted on 01/06/2010 9:08:55 PM PST by Coleus (Abortion, Euthanasia & FOCA - - don't Obama and the Democrats just kill ya!)
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To: Mrs.Z

Don’t bet on that- the Hispanics, Blacks, and so-called “Christians” have been Silenced in This City and IN America!

Look at what just happened a week ago in Houston - The FIRST Lesbian IN the Nation - was inaugerated as MAYOR!!

And where were the Hispanics, Blacks, and the Mega-Churches - Like Lakewood First Baptist, and Second Baptist with their Thousands of Members??

- in Stopping ALL this??

Nowhere!!

This Abomination of Planned Barrenhood Will open in this city of Sodomm UNLESS the Lord intervvenes - Quickly!!

Re: “Just advertise this fact and the place will never open.”


19 posted on 01/07/2010 11:24:34 AM PST by Anita1 ("Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.")
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To: Coleus

Remember Holly Patterson, killed by Planned Parenthood, RU486. I will not forget.


20 posted on 01/07/2010 5:40:09 PM PST by Saundra Duffy (For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: TaraP; Faith

Let it be closed down. Hopefully they can hold a 24/7 prayer vigil in front of the clinic.

40 Days for Life is coming up — starting February 17th — Ash Wednesday!


21 posted on 01/07/2010 5:54:21 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Coleus

I wish I could join the protestors, but we can all join them in prayer.


22 posted on 01/07/2010 7:15:10 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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