Federal Judge Delays Clinic Opening in Aurora, IL
September 18, 2007
Yesterday a federal judge delayed the opening of Planned Parenthood’s new clinic in Aurora, IL pending a hearing on Thursday. The clinic was planning to open today—and had scheduled 13 patients for services—but city officials have refused to issue the permanent occupancy permit to the clinic.
In court yesterday, Planned Parenthood’s attorney said the city was putting extra and unconstitutional hurdles in the path of the clinic. U.S. District Judge Charles Norgle will hear more evidence and make a decision Thursday.