Victory in Aurora!
After weeks of politicization, Planned Parenthood is finally able to open their new clinic in Aurora, IL. Yesterday, the Kane County state’s attorney said there was no wrongdoing after reviewing the clinic’s development and permit process. The investigation was prompted by the complaints of anti-choice protesters and some members of the City Council. This was the third review to find no problems with the permit process. The city of Aurora then granted Planned Parenthood an occupancy permit and the clinic has opened its doors, two weeks after its scheduled opening.
The 22,000-square-foot, $7.5 million building will serve the growing community outside of Chicago by providing much need reproductive health care services including sexually transmitted disease treatment, breast cancer screening, and abortion care.
“It’s always a victory when we can expand access to reproductive health care services, including abortion services,” said Steve Trombley, the president and CEO of Planned Parenthood/Chicago Area.