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
7/2/2015 National Portrait Gallery Honors Dolores Huerta - Feminist Majority Foundation board member and lifelong feminist activist Dolores Huerta was honored by the National Portrait Gallery last night as the first Latina person to have a featured exhibition at the museum.
Huerta is an active defender of civil rights, farm workers' rights, women's rights, and immigrant rights, and has been for over five decades. . . .
7/1/2015 Women's Rights Activists are Suing the Kenyan Government for Reproductive Rights - A woman in Kenya is suing the Kenyan government for failure to provide safe and legal abortions, which caused her daughter - a 15-year-old rape victim - to suffer a kidney failure after undergoing the procedure illegally.
Currently, there are four petitioners on the case: the mother of the survivor, the Federation of Women Lawyers-Kenya, and two other women's rights advocates. . . .