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Federal Court Delays Planned Parenthood Opening in Aurora

Contact: Troy Newman, President, 316-841-1700; Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Policy Advisor, 316-516-3034; both with Operation Rescue, info@operationrescue.org


AURORA, Ill., Sept 17 /Christian Newswire/ -- U.S. District Judge Charles Norgle Sr. has delayed the scheduled opening of a Planned Parenthood abortion mill that was built using permits that the abortion business lied to get.


Operation Rescue joined with the Pro-life Action League and other groups in calling on the Mayor and City Council to deny a permanent occupancy permit to Planned Parenthood for their 22,000 building that would be one of the largest abortion mills in the country. Planned Parenthood filed a suit against the city of Aurora in Federal Court asking for a judge to enjoin the city from blocking their scheduled September 18 opening.


Instead, Judge Norgle ordered that the clinic not open pending further hearings on the matter scheduled for Thursday. Planned Parenthood and said that it had scheduled abortion appointments for Tuesday.


"We thank God for this reprieve. Those abortions will not take place tomorrow, and for that, we are grateful," said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. "It really shows you the arrogance of Planned Parenthood, which would presume to schedule abortions even though permits were not yet finalized. We continue to pray that this abortion mill will never open."


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Operation Rescue is one of the leading pro-life Christian activist organizations in the nation.  Operation Rescue recently made headlines when it bought and closed an abortion clinic in Wichita, Kansas and has become the voice of the pro-life activist movement in America.  Its activities are on the cutting edge of the abortion issue, taking direct action to restore legal personhood to the pre-born and stop abortion in obedience to biblical mandates.