By Dave Andrusko
I’d like to follow up on something we re-posted last week: The decision by The American Institute of Architects (AIA) to award one of its seven National Healthcare Design Awards to (drum roll, please) Planned Parenthood’s abortion facility in Queens, New York.
The Diane L. Max Health Center is named for board chair at Planned Parenthood of New York City. Max was also the executive producer of the film “After Tiller” for which she won an Emmy for Best Documentary.
When the ribbon cutting ceremony was held in May 2015, Planned Parenthood put out a press release. Among other things, it said
Queens is one of the fastest growing and most diverse boroughs in New York City and is experiencing an increasing demand for health care services. Unfortunately, Queens residents continue to face a number of health disparities because of limited access to affordable health care.
Not to worry, though, said Joan Malin, President and CEO of PPNYC
“Queens residents will have increased access to the high-quality, confidential sexual and reproductive health care services they need, regardless of their income or income or immigration status.”
“Diverse boroughs” is what Planned Parenthood lives for (so to speak). Welcome to America and, oh yes, we will abort your children at the coolest looking facility.
So what did the AIA judges find so extraordinary about the Diane L. Max Health Center, beyond its “bold expression of its commitment to state-of-the-art care for all”?
The building’s contemporary design contrasts with its brownstone neighbors, establishing itself as a welcoming and important community institution. The simply-planned, sleek, and light-filled interiors are uplifting and easy to navigate, reducing patient stress. A bold color system aids in orientation for the diverse users and brings spatial delight throughout.
“Uplifting” interiors–none of that dungy Kermit Gosnell-like “House of Horrors” environment.
And then there are those “spatial delights”! Wow, that’ll help make this “community institution” even more “welcoming and important,” except of course to the unwelcomed and soon-to-be-departed child.
What about this from the “Jury Comments”?
[Yada, yada, yada] “For a modest $5 million budget, the project achieved a high level of consistency and sophistication.”
When you are offing the next generation, nothing like a consistency and sophistication.
You can’t make this stuff up.