More than 700 people donated more than $275,000 and filled the Omni Hotel ballroom for Fort Worth’s annual Planned Parenthood luncheon Thursday.
In his invocation, Rabbi Ralph Mecklenburger first reminded God that “We are really a better people here in this country than our recent politics would indicate,” and Erin Brockovich told the large group, “Superman’s not coming…We are our own heroes. We can begin to rescue ourselves.”
It was Brockovich’s research that resulted in the largest toxic tort injury settlement in U.S, History: $333 million in damages to more than 600 residents of Hinkley, Calif. after Pacific Gas and Electric was exposed for leaking toxic Chromium 6 into Hinkley’s ground water.
Kenneth Lambrecht, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas, announced that for the first year since 2012, no more Planned Parenthood clinics will be closed or consolidated this year.
“We are growing again,” he said.