Despite testimony from pro-life opponents, the San Francisco Planning Commission unanimously approved a Planned Parenthood Northern California proposal for a central “flagship” clinic on Bush Street near Van Ness Avenue.
Operations at the two-story clinic in a former auto body shop at 1522 Bush would include surgical and medical abortions, contraception and other family planning services, STD and HIV care and research and education. The location would provide expanded service to the Tenderloin and Van Ness/Civic Center neighborhoods, Planned Parenthood said, noting that the majority of its clientele is low-income.
CEO Gilda Gonzales said the organization is close to raising $6 million to buy the site, which would open, after renovations, in 2020. It would serve 20 percent more clients than the city’s existing two Planned Parenthood clinics combined. The organization plans to close its other locations and consolidate operations in the new building.
“The ancillary space at the site will be a hub for community engagement and advocacy,” Gonzales said..
Pro-life opponents said the site would be better used for housing.
“San Francisco needs housing. We have world-class health care,” said Terrisa Bukovinac, president of ProLife Future, telling planning commissioners she is an atheist and voted for Hillary Clinton for president.
Rich Silva, a 20-year-old music student, also spoke to the commission.
“I come to speak to you as a young person, as a person of color and as a Latino and a member of a family that has for a long time also been struggling with insurance plans and finding the right health care for our family,” he said.
Silva’s mother brought the family to Planned Parenthood for health care for years, he said. “As soon as my mom and I knew what Planned Parenthood really does, ” the family found another health clinic, he said.
Silva also addressed Planned Parenthood workers in the hearing room. “If there is anybody, any Planned Parenthood staff person, who wants to leave their job in the abortion industry, they can go to abortionworker.com and get help,” he said.
Also present in opposition to the clinic were Mary Ann Schwab, Project Rachel coordinator for the Archdiocese of San Francisco, and representatives of Pro-Life Future, United for Life of San Francisco, St. Dominic and Star of the Sea parishes and teens and young adults from the Survivors ProLife Training Camp.
Full story at Catholic San Francisco.
When Terrisa Bukovinac arrives at the Pearly Gates, while St. Peter is considering whether to admit her because she was an Atheist, I suspect the Blessed Virgin will slip her in the back door.
Not if all those babies, little girls/boys, whose blood she has on her hands have anything to say. We do pray for her conversion but without repentance there is only lost hope.
Oops… mistake. I was referring to the pro-abortion CEO of the clinic!
NOT IF THEY GET DEFUNDED, FOR THIS I PRAY!!!
It looks like the Planning Commission has a really bad plan. The Planning Commission needs to go back to the drawing board and come up with a new plan. End abortion now! Adoption is the loving option. Pray America Pray.
This Planned Parenthood flagship is a ship of death!
Ship of Fools more like!
One positive thing about this location, however, is that it will be very easy and visible to picket.
Why did Terrisa Bukovinac vote for Killary Clinton? There’s a disconnect somewhere!
To be fair, not moral, the Planning Commission makes its decisions based on traffic flow, other types of buildings in the area, design, etc. It doesn’t make its decision based on moral issues. We may wish that they did, but they don’t. To boot, this is The City which likely has at least 99% support for PP.
Well, as long we’re “fair.” That’s what is most important. Let’s not get bogged down with our archaic Christian moral mores. To be clear, while I’m personally against the murder of innocents, I don’t want to infringe upon the rights of the 99% to participate in a holocaust. Move along… nothing to see here… it’s just a traffic flow decision…
Somehow it’s oddly appropriate that this mill be placed in a former auto body shop – with my apologies to all mechanics! Many of those women going for an abortion feel “damaged” but don’t realize the gift of life inside them. Meanwhile, the “doctors” are the ones treating them as heaps on an assembly line.