Planned Parenthood firmly states in a press release that it is "seeking to operate a medical facility consistent with the Aurora zoning code and should be treated no differently than any other properly zoned medical facility," and that the city�s only objection is that it was "not given the opportunity to discriminate based on the fact that Planned Parenthood provides constitutionally protected services such as birth control and abortion to its patients."
Planned Parenthood faces opposition from anti-abortion and religious groups, including the Holy Angels Catholic Church, and the Pro-Life Action League. Pro-Life�s communications director Eric Scheidler, son of Joseph Scheidler, has planned protests and prayer rallies, bringing close to 800 marching protesters to the clinic last weekend.
The new clinic, a $7.5 million, 22,000-square-foot facility is one of Planned Parenthood�s largest, and is set to offer a complete range of reproductive health-care services.
Media Resources: Planned Parenthood Press Release 9/13/07; Chicago Tribune 9/16/07; Time Printout 9/17/07; Chicago Sun-Times 9/18/07
11/25/2015 Afghan Women Launch 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence - Afghanistan marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and begun participating in the worldwide 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, which is being called in Afghanistan "Peace from Home to the World." During the launch day's event, which was attended by government officials, including First Lady Rula Ghani and women's rights activists, speakers expressed their commitment to ending violence against women.
First Lady, Rula Ghani gave a speech on ending violence against women and supporting women by stating that "war often leads society towards violence and this violence is in violation of human dignity. . . .