Fort Worth Abortion Supercenter
The new Abortion Center is being built at 6400 John Ryan Drive, immediately adjacent to the Gladney Adoption Center - a large adoption agency. The clinic which is being described as a “state-of-the-art” facility, “will include a larger family planning center, an ambulatory surgical care center and offices.” The center will serve both as an abortion clinic, and new headquarters for Planned Parenthood in Fort Worth. Construction began in late March 2012 and the facility is set to open in 2013.
- "This state-of-the-art building will replace Planned Parenthood’s existing Fort Worth medical and administrative facility, which is neither large nor modern enough to accommodate the needs of the growing Tarrant County community. The proposed facility in Fort Worth will be a new structure three times the size of the current one to provide the space, equipment and services needed by the community’s growing population."
The PPNT Capital Campaign board is overseeing the funding of the construction. Cost of construction is estimated at $6.5 million. Heading up the Capital Campaign are:
- Lindsay Lane, Capital Campaign Coordinator; contactperson
- Naomi Aberly, Campaign Chair
- Rebecca Bruder, Dallas Co-Chair
- Sally Dunning, Dallas Co-Chair
- Dr. Becky Beasley, Fort Worth Co-Chair
- Margaret DeMoss, Fort Worth Co-Chair
The general contractor on the job is The DeMoss Company. CEO Jim DeMoss also has ties to Planned Parenthood. Demoss's wife Margaret served as Fort Worth co-chair for the Capital Campaign which raised the funds for the new building. Sub-contractors include:
- Gray Henry with Cerine Management, LLC (phone: 214-316-0734)
- Double Eagle Electric (phone: (817) 572-0391, email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Tri Dal Ltd.
Contractors Leave the Project
- "Sources say DeMoss failed to inform his employees what kind of facility they were building. When they found out, he allowed Planned Parenthood to warn them of violent extremists, angry protesters, and the threat of bodily harm, leaving them shaken but committed to staying on the job.
- ...It wasn’t until he was given the address of the new Planned Parenthood site that Tim Pulliam of Pulliam Concrete [a major subcontractor] realized he was on that very job, and scheduled to pour in the morning. He immediately pulled his men and walked away, followed by Tri-Dal, Phillips Electric (saying “We’d rather walk than have anything to do with a job like that”) and other subcontractors. Rone Engineers, founded and run by a Catholic, will do no additional work on the site.
- ...A protester holding a sign bearing the face of an aborted fetus last Wednesday reported that a worker leaving the site pointed to it and asked, “Is that what we’re building?” When she replied that it was, he said, “I’m done, I’m not coming back. I’m pro-life so I won’t be working this job anymore."
- Bound4Life: New Texas Planned Parenthood construction begins–next door to adoption center, March 30, 2012 (accessed on April 3, 2012)
- PPNT: Planned Parenthood of North Texas Capital Campaign (accessed on April 3, 2012)
- PPNT: Annual Report 2010
- WFAA: Contractor leaves job after discovering it was Planned Parenthood clinic, March 29, 2012 (accessed on April 3, 2012)
- Texas Right to Life: Update on Fort Worth abortion mega-center construction boycott, April 18, 2012 (accessed on Sep. 16, 2012)
- Texans for Life Coalition: Planned Parenthood Secretly Breaks Ground on Late-Term Abortion Clinic Next to Adoption Center; Contractors Pull Out, May 22, 2012 (accessed on Sep. 16, 2012)
- WFAA: Construction of Planned Parenthood clinic in Fort Worth spurs controversy, March 30, 2012 (accessed on Sep. 16, 2012)