Abortion provider Planned Parenthood will be opening a 22,000-square-foot facility in San Antonio that has pro-life activists say has violated city zoning laws. If it opens, it would be the largest Planned Parenthood facility in the region.
A lawsuit was initiated against Planned Parenthood by a coalition of organization seeking to stop the facility from opening its doors as scheduled on March 1. According to a report at EmpowerTexans.com by Gregory Harrison, the lawsuit is based on the center having been incorrectly zoned.
A temporary injunction seeking to prevent business occupancy was blocked last month. The city is opposing the lawsuit, in part because the primary plaintiff does not live within 200 feet of the building.
The new Planned Parenthood facility is intended to serve south and west Texas, but a required traffic study has not yet been performed.
Local pro-life activist Patrick Von Dohlen told Harrison that Planned Parenthood seems to be buying their way past local ordinances. Asked Dohlen, “How in the world can citizens obtain justice when government officials’ palms are seemingly greased with campaign contributions?”
In a study of local campaign contributions by American Life League, Planned Parenthood donors contributed nearly $100,000 over a two-year period. Those donors included Planned Parenthood’s CEO, the chairman of the board of directors, and other officials.
Michael Quinn Sullivan is a founding contributor to Breitbart Texas and serves as president of Empower Texans. Follow him on Twitter at @MQSullivan.