Abortion Returns to Waco, Texas
The devastating news came in April of 2017. During the week after Easter, Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas resumed the shedding of innocent blood at its branch in Waco. In the first era of abortion holocaust in Waco,
1994 to 2013, Planned Parenthood committed over 19,000 abortions. Sadly, the closure in 2013 was not permanent. Planned Parenthood will face a vigorous opposition from the pro-life community in Waco and Central Texas.
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History of Abortion in Waco
Planned Parenthood is responsible for the deaths of over 19,000 pre-born boys and girls in Waco. The killing began in January of 1994 at 1927 Columbus Avenue after an extended public controversy over opening a PP abortion center in Waco.
Planned Parenthood in Waco had operated a birth control etc. center since 1935. From 1994 to 2000, Planned Parenthood destroyed pre-born babies through surgical abortions. In 2001, PP in Waco added the chemical abortion method known as RU-486. This type of abortion uses two pharmaceuticals. One causes a breakdown of the lining of the mother's uterus. A second drug causes contractions to expel the dead baby from the mother.
A big change occurred in December of 2011. The Columbus Avenue abortion center was closed and the abortion business was shifted to the sole remaining Planned Parenthood facility at 1121 Ross Avenue. In August of 2013, Planned Parenthood stopped performing abortions, but continued "everything else" at Ross Avenue.
In June 2016, United States Supreme Court struck down key provisions of the Texas HB2 abortion law, which was enacted in 2013. This court decision removed the legal impediment for reopening abortion facilities in midsize cities such as Waco. Waco was one of 13 abortuaries that had been shuttered. Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas obtained a license allowing the resumption of abortion in their Waco branch as early as October 2016. Pro-Life Waco watched the Ross Avenue facility closely throughout early 2017 and discerned activities underway to resume abortion. In the first week after Easter, abortions resumed for the second era of abortion in Waco. We pray that this era will be extremely short.
PP in Waco is under the management of Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas (PPGT)
Planned Parenthood in Waco does not have affiliate status within Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Planned Parenthood in Waco is under the direction of Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas. PPGT is one of three PP affiliates in Texas. The others are PP of South Texas and PP of the Gulf Coast. Planned Parenthood in Waco became part of PPGT as a result of a merger in 2010. Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas ranges from Austin to Dallas and Fort Worth and out to Tyler. Currently, Planned Parenthood Waco does not commit surgical or chemical abortions. Rather the center in Waco refers clients for abortions carried out by Planned Parenthood in Austin, Dallas, and Fort Worth. If Planned Parenthood occupies a new facility in Waco, the shedding of innocent blood could resume.