It’s been one week since Planned Parenthood opened its new health clinic in Aurora, Ill. While opponents lost their battle to prevent the clinic from opening, it doesn’t mean they’ve let up their daily protests.
Efforts are currently focused on getting protesters to stop using a vacant lot next to the clinic as their base from which to harass patients and staff. Planned Parenthood is calling on Safeway/Dominick’s, the owner of the lot, to let the city of Aurora know that people who intimidate patients are not welcome to gather there.
It’s worth again pointing to the full array of health services Planned Parenthood provides. Less than 10 percent of the services performed at Planned Parenthood/Chicago Area clinics are abortion-related.
On the morning the Aurora clinic opened, Planned Parenthood/Chicago Area President and CEO Steve Trombley said, “We know that the services we provide will do more in one day to prevent abortions than our opposition will do in a lifetime of protesting.”
How true. If you’re in the Aurora area, save money on your first visit with this $5 coupon (PDF).