Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Judge allows Planned Parenthood to open clinic in Oakland County

On January 10, Judge James Alexander ruled in favor of Planned Parenthood of Mid and South Michigan and will allow them to open a new abortion clinic in Auburn Hills. For 14 months, prolife activists fought to keep Planned Parenthood from moving into a large building they purchased for nearly $750,000. Owners of a nearby hotel hold a deed restriction on the building and were opposed to Planned Parenthood moving in. Planned Parenthood has previously admitted plans to provide abortions at this location.

A Michigan court has allowed a local Planned Parenthood to build a new abortion business in the Detroit area despite a restriction on the deed Planned Parenthood obtained for a building prohibiting an abortion clinic.

The restriction was put in place by the owners of the Comfort Inn Hotel located behind the building Planned Parenthood purchased several years ago. In October 2010, attorneys for the abortion business tried to get the owners of the Comfort Inn to agree the building could be used as a "medical office" without mentioning that abortions would be done at the facility. Comfort Inn's owners balked and Planned Parenthood sued in court.