Chris Danze to help Colorado Planned Parenthood boycott

chris%20danze.jpgA pro-life hero and friend Chris Danze alerted me this morning he and his wife will travel to Colorado in 10 days to help "get a construction boycott off the ground" at the site of Planned Parenthood's 50,000 sq. ft. planned mega-mill in Denver.

Little did Chris know in 2003 that his effort to block the construction of a Planned Parenthood mill in his home town of Austin, TX, would have such a long-lasting nationwide impact.

It was Chris's boycott that PP has acknowledged caused it to go stealth with plans for future mills, including Aurora, Denver, and Portland, OR.

You may not know what Chris accomplished. Here's a little history....

CNN, November 14, 2003:

Weeks into the project, the contractor hired to build an 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 Danze.

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 seen.

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....

chris%20danze%204.jpgThe decision by Browning Construction Co., one of the state's largest contractors, to pull out of the project stunned Planned Parenthood, which denounced the boycott and said it will press on with construction to discourage similar tactics elsewhere....

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 business....

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 said.

Newsweek, April 18, 2004:

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On a Web site designed for the protest... Danze posted the phone numbers of each company involved in the clinic's construction [and photos, see right], many of them mom-and-pop businesses with a lot to lose.

The calls started immediately, and became so overwhelming that one subcontractor reported receiving 1,200 phone calls in one week. Other companies received faxes of aborted fetuses.

After six weeks, the main contractor pulled out, halting the project. Construction resumed in January after Planned Parenthood took over as general contractor, fueled by what it says was an outpouring of monetary and moral support.

But Danze's disruptions had earned the organization's attention. "In the beginning, we did regard Chris Danze as some[one] that was simply nipping at our heels," says Danielle Tierney, spokeswoman for the group's Texas Capital Region. "There was no way we could have predicted his ability to convince our general contractor to withdraw from the project."...

Since then, her affiliate has become more organized, stepping up volunteer recruiting, talking to the media and calling on local and state political allies, including former Texas Governor Ann Richards, to reassure subcontractors that they wouldn't be put out of business for aligning with Planned Parenthood.

(Side note: Ann Richards, now deceased, was mother to Cecile Richards, PP Federation's current president.)


Comments:

Chris Danze: Pro-life hero!

Jill, did the PP in Austin ever open at all?

Posted by: jasper at September 26, 2007 8:55 AM


It seems this week I am meeting hero after hero...who knew! I am humbled. I am in awe.
I am soooo grateful.

Just one more reason to celebrate! :)

Posted by: mk at September 26, 2007 9:01 AM


Jasper, yes, I believe 8 months late and after having to spend bookoo bucks for delays and suppliers and contractors a long way from Austin.

Posted by: Jill Stanek at September 26, 2007 9:31 AM


Jill,

Can you please pass my e-mail along to Chris? If there's anything I can do to help him out, I will! I have a lot of time on my hands!

God Bless all of the people in the pro-life movement!!!

Posted by: Laura K. at September 26, 2007 11:14 AM


Laura K: God Bless all of the people in the pro-life movement!!!

should God bless all of us? He loves his little pro-choice sons and daughters too doesn't he?

Posted by: Hal at September 26, 2007 11:23 AM


should God bless all of us? He loves his little pro-choice sons and daughters too doesn't he?

God blesses whom He will bless. Hal, to be a son or daughter of God (I'm sure you know this is our belief) you have to have accepted His finished work on the cross by Faith. There are people on this earth who are not God's children, by their own choice, according to the Bible.

Posted by: Bethany at September 26, 2007 11:38 AM


God doesn't typically bless disobedience. Support the slaughter of the unborn, including your own children, is the utmost disobedience towards God.

Like Bethany said, you are a child of God is you accept Christ and allow Him to adopt You and have Lordship over your life. Otherwise, you're a child of darkness.

Posted by: Jacqueline at September 26, 2007 11:41 AM


Hal,
Of course he does!!! God loves ALL of His children! Get to know Him....He is wonderful!

Posted by: Laura K. at September 26, 2007 11:41 AM


"God blesses whom He will bless"

I thought Laura K was asking God to bless the pro-life people. If He's going to bless who he will bless, what was Laura K saying? (this is a more serious question, my earlier post was just me being a smart ass.)

Posted by: Hal at September 26, 2007 11:45 AM


okay, off topic but you guys might find this very interesting. A thread of comments from a planned parenthood nurse, including some discussion of sex abuse notification training

http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=437744

Posted by: Hal at September 26, 2007 12:00 PM


Hal,

Also, please don't read into my statement too much. I simply see a HUGE movement with pro-life, so I guess I was "praying on paper" that God will bless the people in this movement! :)

Posted by: Laura K. at September 26, 2007 12:00 PM


Ok, Laura K,thanks for clearing that up.
I probably was reading too much into it.

Have a great day everyone, I'm out the door....

Posted by: Hal at September 26, 2007 12:05 PM


Laura K., do you live in the Denver area?

Posted by: Jill Stanek at September 26, 2007 12:15 PM


Hal,
That means nothing to me. There are many other wonderful organizations that offer the same support.

PP uses these as marketing techniques to get people comforatable and familiar with their clinics. They still kill children. Bottom line.

Posted by: Sandy at September 26, 2007 12:35 PM


God bless Hal and all pro-choicers.

Posted by: Bobby Bambino at September 26, 2007 12:40 PM


On another note.

I just received a copy of the new advertisement postcards PP is mailing to teens in my state for one of their express clinics located in an outdoor shopping mall. I wish I could cut and paste the image, but I can't so let me describe it. (Please bear with me)

On the front of the postcard it says:
PLAN ON BEING HAPPY

On the other side it reads:
We've got a lot of ways to make you happy. At our new Apple Valley location, you'll find caring, confidential no-exam services for you and your partner: brand name birth control pills, the patch, the shot, the ring, condoms, emergency contraception, pregnany testing, STI-screening and HIV testing. Stop in and check out our funky jewelry, Mrs. Kelly's teas and coold spa products. We're open seven days a week. Doesn't it feel good to be happy?

How sickening. How devious. How disgusting.

Posted by: Sandy at September 26, 2007 12:47 PM


Doug,

I went to your link...found this:


Quote:
Originally Posted by DiosaBellissima
When I was about 16, a doctor and PP talked me into switching from oral BC to Depo. Even though I asked about the side effects on the pamphlet, she said she'd "never once seen anyone with any of those symptoms". Every time I'd come in, sicker and sicker with side effects, she'd tell me my body was just adjusting the the shot. After 9 months, I came in, told the nurse I wanted something else and why. The nurse sighed and said, "I don't know why we even give this out, almost EVERYONE has horrible, awful side effects."

Gotta wonder how long that poor girl was being told to "live with it" and what would have happened to her if she hadn't "taken herself off"...and she still claims to be grateful!


AND THIS:

Mr. Moto Mr. Moto is online now
Charter Member

Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 7,296
Location: D.C. area
Quote:
Originally Posted by Diogenes the Cynic
I think he actually wanted to know whether you rat out teenage girls to their parents.


Worried as I am about that, I'm far more concerned about teenage girls getting pregnant through rape or statutory rape. Whatever we may feel about abortion, it doesn't make those issues go away, and health care providers have a duty to report suspected abuse.


So what is she saying here? That her concern about abuse isn't as great as her concern about the girl carrying an unwanted pregnancy?

Thanks Hal,
That was mucho informative...tho probably not in the way you intended.

Posted by: mk at September 26, 2007 12:58 PM


Jill,

No, I live in Aurora!! However, I have a wide variety of computer skills, and ALOT of time on my hands!

Posted by: Laura K. at September 26, 2007 1:18 PM


Sandy, Hal supports abortion because his "great guy" of a GYN aborted 2 of his would be responsibilities. He always talks about what a terrific OB he was. I'd rather call a spade a spade. The guy is a killer.

Posted by: heather at September 26, 2007 1:34 PM


The 2 biggest supporters of abortion: Irresponsible women and Cowardly men!!

Posted by: heather at September 26, 2007 1:36 PM


Laura K., Aurora?! You're needed here, girlfriend!

Posted by: Jill Stanek at September 26, 2007 3:11 PM


Jill,

I'm trying to do everything I can here, but I still have alot of time on my hands! I have a 16-year old, so I don't go out much...I need to stay at home & be there for him!!! Anyhow, if there's something I can do via computer, e-mail, etc., let me know!!! When I'm not at the work or the vigil, I'm at home!

Posted by: Laura K. at September 26, 2007 3:26 PM


Laura K., Aurora?! You're needed here, girlfriend!

Posted by: Jill Stanek at September 26, 2007 3:11 PM
...............................

Yes Jill. There is an Aurora, Co. I've lived there as well as spent time in Aurora, Il when my aunt and uncle ministered at the SA there.

While Illinoisians can be too accepting of the mafioso tactics of characters like your Chris, I doubt if he will find his bully tactics to hold any weight with the Colorado construction industry. Texans have a bad reputation in the Rockie Mountain states. They tend to get shunned when they attempt to throw their self perceived weight around.
Denver isn't far away. Perhaps I'll take a drive up and take a few pics of Chris stomping his feet or picking his nose or whatever. I have family in Denver so it wouldn't be a complete waste of a drive.

Posted by: Sally at September 26, 2007 7:19 PM


Heather: "Sandy, Hal supports abortion because his "great guy" of a GYN aborted 2 of his would be responsibilities."

Heather, that's not *why* I support abortion. I "supported abortion" before and I support abortion after. If we didn't have such talented and caring OB/GYN, I would still support abortion rights.

Posted by: Hal at September 26, 2007 8:11 PM


Sally,
Huh????

Jill, y
You were right, it's Aurora Illinois! And I'd still like to help in any state that is fighting against this horrible evil!!!

Posted by: Laura K. at September 26, 2007 10:35 PM


MK: Doug, I went to your link...found this:

Quote: Originally Posted by DiosaBellissima: When I was about 16, a doctor and PP talked me into switching from oral BC to Depo. Even though I asked about the side effects on the pamphlet, she said she'd "never once seen anyone with any of those symptoms". Every time I'd come in, sicker and sicker with side effects, she'd tell me my body was just adjusting the the shot. After 9 months, I came in, told the nurse I wanted something else and why. The nurse sighed and said, "I don't know why we even give this out, almost EVERYONE has horrible, awful side effects."

Gotta wonder how long that poor girl was being told to "live with it" and what would have happened to her if she hadn't "taken herself off"...and she still claims to be grateful!

MK, don't know which link you mean. As for the story - who knows? Is it true? If so, then the doctor sounds pretty bad on that one.

Doug

Posted by: Doug at September 26, 2007 11:03 PM


Hal, ya, right. The guy saved you from your responsibility by killing your children. A real man would kick his ass!

Posted by: heather at September 27, 2007 7:54 AM


Doug,

Sorry, that was Hals link...but the point remains the same...

Posted by: mk at September 27, 2007 8:16 AM


Doug, Sorry, that was Hals link...but the point remains the same...

MK, what real "point" can there be, there? By that logic, we'd be condemning all Catholic churches for the actions of some priests, and the Boy Scouts (where for a time two scoutmasters per day were being fired for abusing kids/molesting them - don't remember exactly which it is), and all evangelists for the actions of the Falwells, Haggarty's, Bakkers, Robertsons, etc.

Doug

Posted by: Doug at September 27, 2007 10:07 PM