- Anti-abortion protestors at a February 5 demonstration outside of Planned Parenthood South Texas' planned ambulatory surgical center at 2140 Babcock Road.
One day after Texas Governor Greg Abbott endorsed Republican Nunzio Previtera for House District 123, Previtera joined a provocative group of protestors outside Planned Parenthood South Texas' new ambulatory surgical center.
Previtera is in a runoff with former City Council member Diego Bernal. The race comes after Mike Villarreal stepped down to run for mayor of San Antonio.
Last year, a state law that shut down abortion clinics across the Lone Star State by requiring the facilities to meet ambulatory surgical requirements resulted in Planned Parenthood building what the Stop Planned Parenthood Coalition calls an abortion "megacenter."
Previtera joins the Stop Planned Parenthood Coalition in its 14th protest at the planned center, according to the group's news release.
These are the same group of protestors who showed up for the Martin Luther King Jr. march — like they do every year — with signs claiming abortion is a tool of black genocide.
The protestors are in litigation with the city over Planned Parenthood South Texas' facility, but a county judge denied a request by the group for a temporary injunction against Planned Parenthood. The coalition claims Planned Parenthood South Texas' ambulatory center doesn't meet zoning requirements in the area, which is represented by District 8 Councilman Ron Nirenberg, who plans to announce next week that he will seek another term in office.
The coalition has numerous Facebook pages that post similar content and may be administered by the same person. Here's their "Does Ron Nirenberg Want District 8 to be the Abortion Capitol of Texas?" Facebook page.
The Stop Planned Parenthood Coalition is a good fit for Previtera, who bills himself as a pro-life candidate
"I will advocate for legislation that prevents any abortion that is not performed to save the life of the Mother," Previtera says on his website.
Previtera is also a critic of San Antonio's non-discrimination ordinance, which his opponent, Bernal, pushed to amend to include protections for gender identity and sexual orientation. As Previtera puts it, he is opposed to "granting special civil rights" to homosexuals.
And that race is heating up. Out In SA reported Thursday that a group of Previtera supporters called Tejanos Against Politicos is distributing a flyer featuring two men kissing and Bernal depicted as "El Diablo."
They have a photo of the flyer, which reads:
"Diego Bernal – wants your children to be taught the homosexual lifestyle in your schools. Bernal, wrote the ordinance that allows men dressed like a woman to enter the woman’s bathrooms. He supports killing babies (abortion). He regularly voted for increases requested by CPS and SAWS. San Antonio is better than Diego Bernal. Democrat or Republican vote against Diego Bernal’s Views. Lets keep our great city decent."