Tuesday, January 19th, 2010
In the largest anti-abortion protest held in Houston in years, several thousand people on Monday marched, prayed and kept silent.
The protesters scrawled the word “life” on red tape across their mouths to convey their opposition to what they called an “abortion super center” that Planned Parenthood will open in a six-story building on the Gulf Freeway in March.
After the protesters had walked silently through the Third Ward and encircled the sidewalks of the new six-acre facility, organizer Lou Engle used the Martin Luther King holiday to accuse Planned Parenthood of locating the new facility in a predominantly Hispanic and black area to target minorities for abortion services.
“Planned Parenthood is devaluing minorities. The organization sees them as more economically vulnerable to their community of death,” said Engle, adding that a disportionate number of minorities have abortions compared to whites.
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