Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Planned Parenthood Opens in Aurora

Aurora clinic now set to kill the unborn, protect statutory rapists, encourage teen sex and cause breast cancer...

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From "Aurora clinic opens amid cheers and protests" by posted 10/2/07 at Chicago Tribune Online

Protesters sang hymns, shed tears and displayed large photos of aborted fetuses Tuesday but did nothing to disrupt the first day of business at the new Planned Parenthood clinic in Aurora.

About a dozen Aurora police officers were at the site on the city's east side in case problems developed between the roughly 100 abortion protesters and the nearly 50 employees and supporters of Planned Parenthood, who cheered loudly when Planned Parenthood/Chicago Area President and CEO Steve Trombley announced the clinic was open.

"We know that the services we provide will do more in one day to prevent abortions than our opposition will do in a lifetime of protesting," Trombley said.

The clinic, a massive, nearly windowless brick building at Oakhurst Drive and New York Street, will provide an array of reproductive health-care services, including contraception, examinations for breast and cervical cancers, and screenings for sexually transmitted diseases, Trombley said. Less than 10 percent of the services performed at Planned Parenthood/Chicago Area clinics are abortion-related, he said.

Trombley estimates the clinic will serve 25,000 patients a year when at full capacity. A few appointments were scheduled for Tuesday afternoon, mostly for tests for sexually transmitted diseases, and more patients would be seen this week, he said.

Abortion protesters vowed not to give up the fight to close the clinic, also showing up Tuesday night at the Aurora committee of the whole meeting, even though no clinic item was on the agenda. Outside the meeting, Eric Scheidler, spokesman for the Pro-Life Action League, said he filed an objection Tuesday with the Aurora Zoning Board of Appeals because the clinic did not get a special-use permit. He said he believed the objection should have triggered a closing of the clinic for 30 days.

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