Planned Parenthood and NIMBYism

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The opening of the new Planned Parenthood clinic in Aurora, IL was blocked by a judge who agreed with the city attorney that the clinic violated land use and permit regulations. The folks at Feministing right point out that this is more about moral opinions on abortion than any land use policies. The American Prospect has more on the issue.

Having studied the history of Supreme Court rulings for land use planning, I remain surprised at the extent of prejudice and discrimination practiced in the United States under the guise of ‘protecting personal property value’. Fortunately, the law usually rules against such prejudices however, it didn’t in the case of Aurora.

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