Sub-Contractor Walks Off Abortion Clinic Project

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Planned Parenthood administrators are incensed over a construction worker who walked off the job in Fort Worth, Texas, after learning he was helping to build an abortion clinic.

The sub-contractor in question didn't make the discovery until hours before he was scheduled to begin pouring concrete.

The president of the Planned Parenthood of North Texas insists it had legitimate reasons for keeping its name off the project.

"From the beginning, we intended to be public with this project," Planned Parenthood President Ken Lambrecht told Dallas/Fort Worth television station WFAA.

"We wanted to choose the right time, so that our contractors wouldn't have to endure the harassment and intimidation that Planned Parenthood staffers and patients must endure on a day-to-day basis," he explained.

Other sub-contractors are now raising similar concerns. A nearby pastor, Al Meredith of Wedgwood Baptist Church, is offering them his support.

"However you stand on the issue, you got to be open about it, and don't hoodwink others into violating their convictions," Meredith said.

The contractor building the abortion clinic also built Wedgwood. The pastor has now asked the contracting company to remove the church's image from its website.

*Originally published on March 30, 2012 

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