Planned Parenthood recently purchased a property in central Florida where they expected to be able to set up an abortion mill. The organization made this assumption despite the fact that they purchased the property fully apprised of the property’s deed restrictions, which prohibit surgical procedures from being performed.
Concerned physicians in their shared medical park sought an injunction against Planned Parenthood, which would enforce existing rules and prevent them from assuming abortion practices. Planned Parenthood of Greater Orlando’s CEO, Jenna Tosh, laughably argued that the mill would not actually be performing surgeries since no incision is involved in the committing of an abortion (a statement which, taken on its own, is inaccurate). The judge didn’t buy her argument, pointing out the fact that Planned Parenthood purchased the property fully aware of the deed restrictions and “proceeded at its own peril.”
Apparently the abortion business was so confident that it could either ignore or overturn the medical park’s Declaration of Restrictions that it not only purchased the property, but is now fully functional. Except they are unable to utilize their prematurely-obtained surgical license to commit abortions.
The decision came from Circuit Court Judge Dennis O’Connor, who granted an injunction against Planned Parenthood at the behest of a physician-led plaintiff, MMB Properties. Dr. John Littell, who spearheaded the legal battle against Planned Parenthood, told pro-life activist Jill Stanek that the injunction is effectively a permanent injunction blocking the committing of abortions in that park unless Planned Parenthood appeals the decision. But according to Jenna Toth, the group does plan to appeal.
The attorney representing MMB Properties, Derek J. Angell, commented on the judge’s decision, saying:
Our client is very pleased with today’s ruling. We believe the court properly enforced the restrictive convenants that prohibit outpatient surgical centers at the medical park. Our client looks forward to returning to the peaceable practice of medicine.
Jenna Tosh, on the other hand, expressed her dismay at being forced to follow the rules that predated Planned Parenthood’s purchase of the property. She said,
We are disappointed in today’s ruling and plan to appeal. Planned Parenthood will continue providing essential reproductive health services at our new Kissimmee Health Center, and we will continue to do everything we can to protect women’s access to care.
The decision came on the heels of dedication from concerned physicians in the medical park, as well as community members who oppose abortion in their neighborhood. According to one of the physicians involved, concerned citizens have been meeting on a weekly basis for months in anticipation of yesterday’s ruling.
One of those physicians is Dr. Jose Fernandez, who said:
I would say that there is probably a group of of between 50 and 100 doctors… It’s not a small collection of people. I think it’s a community. I think the community is rallying behind us and wants to see that this facility nor one like it will ever open in Osceola County.
In what appears to be an erroneous report, media have stated that the deed restrictions in place block Planned Parenthood from performing mammograms. Planned Parenthood does not perform mammograms. The procedure is not in their financial interest. Abortion is. But that has not stopped their president from lying, saying that they do, in fact, perform them.
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