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Zoning Battle over Aurora Planned Parenthood Continues Monday
Thomas More Society Attorneys Appearing to Defend Appeals that Aurora, Planned Parenthood Violated Zoning Laws
Contact: Stephanie Lewis, 312-422-1333
WHEATON, Ill., April 26 /Christian Newswire/ -- The following is released by the Thomas More Society:
Attorneys from the Thomas More Society will appear in court on Monday for a hearing on whether they can proceed in their zoning case against the Planned Parenthood mega-facility in Aurora, Ill. The various defendants have filed three separate motions, including motions to dismiss and for summary judgment. The Thomas More Society's case alleges that the Planned Parenthood facility in Aurora, Ill. disregarded zoning laws and violated numerous Aurora laws when it was built in 2007.
The Thomas More Society also claims that the City of Aurora continues to refuse to apply the correct zoning ordinance to Planned Parenthood, even after the City admitted that its outside attorneys applied the wrong ordinance to the facility during their legal review in September 2008.
"This facility should never have been built, and Planned Parenthood made a mockery of Aurora's development process," said Peter Breen, Thomas More Society executive director and legal counsel.
Judge Neal W. Cerne will hear the argument and may rule from the bench on Monday.
Monday, April 26, 2010
1:30 p.m.
DuPage County Courthouse
Courtroom 1003
505 N. County Farm Road
Wheaton, Ill.
On-Site Contact:
Peter Breen, Thomas More Society's Executive Director and Legal
Counsel, will be available immediately following the hearing for comment.
About the Thomas More Society
Founded in 1997, the Thomas More Society is a national public interest law firm that exists to restore respect for life in law. Based in Chicago, the Thomas More Society defends the sanctity of human life, the family and religious liberty in courtrooms across the country. The Society is a nonprofit organization wholly supported by private donations. For more information or to support the work of Thomas More Society, please visit www.thomasmoresociety.org