Here’s a little something to brighten your pro-life evening. Remember that building contractor who organized a boycott of Planned Parenthood’s proposed slaughterhouse in Austin, Texas? Well, on the heels of President Bush signing the partial-birth abortion ban, a commenter has more good news for us:

“An update is that the general contractor dropped the job today. The story has already made CNN and Austin media is in an uproar. Planned Parenthood is vowing to finish and local government is freaking out….but this thing is going to be very difficult to complete without a GC and with few subs willing to do the work. In the past 2 weeks alone, the AC guy dropped out, the foundation contractor dropped out, the lumber supplier cut off lumber and the most likely roofing materials provider also dropped out. This led to the GC giving up on the project and announcing his termination today! We are ecstatic….. Mark Proeger”

I found the CNN story http://www.cnn.com/2003/ALLPOLITICS/11/05/abortion.boycott.ap/index.html

“AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — One of the state’s largest construction companies backed out of a project to build a clinic where abortions would be provided, after concrete suppliers boycotted the job, Planned Parenthood says. Danielle Tierney, spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood of the Texas Capital Region, said San Antonio-based Browning Construction Co. pulled out on Tuesday, about six weeks after the start of the boycott …The Austin Area Pro-Life Concrete Contractors and Suppliers Association announced the boycott shortly before the project began. Chairman Chris Danze, owner of Maldonado and Danze Inc., said every concrete supplier within 60 miles of Austin had agreed not to supply materials.”

Beautiful. The battle is heating up, folks. And this little skirmish deserves a rosary all its own.