Another Special Life in Christ
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Chris was born about 1955. I saw this story on a
January 2004 700 Club program & then a CNN on-line
Weeks into the project (Nov. 2003), the contractor
hired to build the privately funded $6.2 million Planned Parenthood abortion clinic hit a
brick wall: plumbers and carpenters would not work for him. Drywall installers and heating
subcontractors would not do business with him. Cement suppliers for miles around would not
touch the job.
He had been hit with a boycott organized by
abortion foe and construction-industry executive Chris
The builder finally quit the job this month,
stopping the clinic project in its tracks, in what national Planned Parenthood officials said
was the first such boycott they have ever
Danze, a 48-year-old who has protested outside
clinics, compares the building of an abortion clinic to construction of a concentration camp
during the Holocaust. He says that he takes the positions he does against abortion because of
his love for Jesus.
"We can't just look the other way," he said. "We
can't just take the blood money and
The pull-out decision by Browning Construction
Co., one of the state's largest contractors, stunned Planned Parenthood, which denounced the
boycott and said it will press on with construction to discourage similar tactics
The privately funded $6.2 million clinic was set
to open next fall (2004). It would be Planned Parenthood's first Austin clinic to offer
abortions, and the fourth licensed abortion provider in Texas' capital city. The clinic also
would provide health care for women and men, including gynecological services, AIDS testing,
vasectomies, cancer screening and contraceptives, Planned Parenthood spokeswoman Danielle
Danze (an owner of Maldonado & Danze, Inc., a
concrete-foundation contractor) oversaw a telephone and letter-writing campaign urging more
than 750 Austin- and San Antonio-area businesses not to provide supplies or services for the
project. He recruited contractors to join what he called the Texas Contractors and Suppliers
for Life Association.
Soon, contractors were flooded with phone calls
from the public warning them to stay away from the clinic project or face losing
Texas Right to Life, which claims 75,000 members,
called contractors to thank them for not working on the project and to offer to share the
companies' names with the anti-abortion group's members, spokeswoman Elizabeth Graham
Churches (over 600 of them) got involved, too.
"When churches started asking me for lists of people who were working on the project, that's
when we turned the corner," Danze
Danze said hundreds of subcontractors agreed to
boycott the project, though not all of them said whether they were anti-abortion. Some simply
did not want to get involved in a controversial project, he
Planned Parenthood's spokesperson said the boycott
was waged through "intimidation and harassment." Tierney said one subcontractor, whom she
would not identify, received more than 1,200 calls from around the country -- many to his
home -- warning him not to participate. "This is not a simple demonstration of free speech
rights," she said.
James Browning, who runs San Antonio-based
Browning Construction, said he got a polite call from Danze warning him about the boycott.
Groundbreaking on the clinic was held in September (2003); and, over the next six weeks, the
project ground to a halt. "I never thought so many different trades would join in," Browning
said. Among those boycotting were contractors in lumber, cement supply, foundation building,
plumbers, heating and air-conditioning, windows, hardwood floors, roofing, insulation,
landscaping and fencing, Danze said. By the time Browning pulled out, clearing and excavation
and some of the underground plumbing had been done, but the foundation had not been put
Planned Parenthood expects resistance whenever it
builds an abortion clinic, but most of the hurdles come during the permit-issuing process.
The organization said it would act as its own general contractor and complete the project.
Tierney said it is too soon to say whether the setback will increase costs or delay the
clinic's opening. She said Planned Parenthood has received calls from other contractors who
want to help. She would not name
Danze said he will track down any new contractors
on the project and have scouts check the construction site three or four times a day. "This
is going to be a battle," Danze said. "God does not want this thing
Why does Jesus leave His believers on this earth?
We must tell about the good news; we must do good; and we must stand against evil! Chris
knows that the "Free Choice" side could very well mobilize a counter-boycott against his
company. Courageously, he says that such is a risk he just has to take in order to stand
against the evil murdering of the unborn...the deliberate shedding of innocent blood (by the
end of 2003, over 40 million killed by abortion in the USA alone since Roe v.
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Maldonado & Danze Inc
9506 Brown Lane
Austin, TX 78754
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(posted 25 January 2004; latest addition 25 July
You have just read a very brief example of the
powerful, supernatural transformation of a person's life which is possible through the
acceptance of Jesus as your savior. Are you tired of life as it now is for you? He will
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