Skip to comments.Planned Parenthood to open $2M mega-facility in central Florida, local residents and doctors upset
Posted on 04/04/2014 6:42:20 PM PDT by Morgana
KISSIMMEE, FL, April 4, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) Planned Parenthood is spending $2 million to open a new 10,000 square foot abortion facility in Kissimmee the largest yet in Central Florida and local residents are begging city officials to stop them.
We do not want a death factory in our back yard, one resident said at a Tuesday city commission meeting, which attracted hundreds of citizens to protest the facilitys planned May opening.
Another begged, Do not let one of our attractions be baby-killing.
But Kissimmee Mayor Jim Swan told residents that local zoning laws leave the city with no option but to let the facility open as planned. The folks moving in there are providing medical services, just like the person who just left, so theres no rezoning. Theres no [change of] land use, Swan told WFTV-9. We had no authority. I know most folks dont understand that.
The majority of city officials told residents they were personally against allowing the abortion facility to open, and that they hoped to take the issue to the state legislature, at a minimum to address whether the facility will receive state funding.
I do think that the majority of commission members would feel as though we ought to do a better job in dealing with these kinds of issues, Swan said. I dont think anybody is comfortable with the loss of life or anything else.
But Swan told News 13, Sometimes, the local government hands are tied with the rules and regulations since they are in place and we can't always do what folks would prefer that we do. No matter how we feel individually it would be illegal to try and stop it.
Many of those offended by Planned Parenthoods arrival are local doctors and other medical professionals who work at the Osceola Regional Medical Center (ORMC) hospital across the street and other nearby medical facilities.
Its going to have a devastating impact on not only the lives of children unborn and the mothers that go in there choosing to end their pregnancies, but also the surrounding medical practices and the hospital, Dr. John Littell, a family doctor who practices at ORMC, told commissioners Tuesday night.
Keep in mind that this is across the street from [ORMC], where women will be going in in labor and coming out with a baby at the same time that women will be walking into an abortion clinic and coming out without a baby, Littell added.
Dr. Jose Fernandez, a Kissimmee family practitioner who also objects to the facilitys planned opening, told News 13 the heavily Latino community is largely religious and strongly pro-life.
"The issue that surrounds those clinics, which is centered around the idea of abortion, is very disconcerting," Fernandez told News 13. We have a fantastic religious community, supportive churches, and this is very upsetting to the community.
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But Planned Parenthood of Central Florida CEO Jenna Tosh told WFTV-9 that Kissimmees high Latino population was a major reason they decided to open a new abortion business there.
Four in 10 Latina teens experience at least one pregnancy before the age of 20, so we're very excited to be serving the broader community of Osceola County, said Tosh.
Tensions are high enough that the bomb squad was called Thursday morning when an abandoned duffel bag was found near a bench in front of the facility after an attempted break-in. As a precaution, the roads surrounding the building were closed while police investigated the bag. Police later told local media they found an unknown substance inside the bag, which has been sent out for further testing. The police said there were other items inside the bag as well, but declined to say what they were. Ultimately, the bag was declared safe, and the roads surrounding the facility were reopened.
A spokesperson for Central Florida Planned Parenthood told the Osceola News-Gazette that the new mega-facility in Kissimmee is just the first planned step in a much larger effort to expand the reach of their abortion business throughout the area. Kissimmees will be the third Planned Parenthood facility in the region, which covers four counties, but currently has only two smaller centers in neighboring Orange County.
Central Florida Planned Parenthoods plan tracks with Planned Parenthoods expansion plans at the national level, as the organization continues to grab an increasingly larger share of the abortion market. The tax-exempt, taxpayer-funded organization now performs about one-third of all abortions in the U.S., up from less than a quarter just eight years ago. Like the Kissimmee facility, nearly 80 percent of all Planned Parenthood locations target black and/or Latino communities.
They plan a $5M one in San Antonio
2 Mil facility? All they need is a sharp knife and a toilet to kill and dispose of babies. G_d help us.
Yea I think I posted that one. They’ve gone from wal mart to Supercenter. Know what I mean?
Talk to the British. They use the baby bodies to help heat the hospital. Maybe they could help you find a way to use the baby bodies to run air conditioners. Recycle, recycle, .... that’s the Progressive way!
Don’t give the left any ideas.
Astonishing. Breathtaking! If PP were a conservative venture, the blantant racism of this statement would be shouted from the rooftops.
More legal contract killings, right Tosh? The only difference between you and John Gotti, is that what you're doing is legal.
“...new 10,000 square foot abortion facility ...”
I’m surprised they haven’t renamed the facility from an “abortion facility” to a “de-childing facility” or “population stabilization facility” to less the impact and confuse the public as to their actual operations.
‘They plan a $5M one in San Antonio’
They’ve been so successful killing millions of Black babies, so now they can kill Hispanic babies. Where are the churches in San Antonio? Planning fund-raisers?
L-A (ladasha) Jones, you just had your 15th abortion, what are you going to do now?
I be going to Disney World!
The local residents should “shame” the doctors.
“They plan a $5M one in San Antonio”
They acknowledge the Latino population in Kissimmee is why they’re there, and no coincidence, are going to SanAntonio with its high Latino population. Is this practicing latter-day eugenics?
Forget trying to get government officials to stop it. Your best bet is to get every concrete company within a 100 mile radius to refuse to supply them with concrete. That’s all it will take. Without concrete, they can’t build.
The on-call schedule for the ob-gyns at ORMC will end up being hell
"All that they have said has been said before; all that they have done has been done better before. Such human weeds clog up the path, drain up the energies and the resources of this little earth. We must clear the way for a better world; we must cultivate our garden. - Margret Sanger PP Founder
It's always been about eugenics.
Then the good people of kissimmi need to do what it takes to make sure it doesn’t open.
Damn good idea.
Libertarians vs Conservatives.....in a cage!!!!
you know city leaders can find ways to stonewall stuff they really don’t like with technicalities and letter of the law regs, inspections, and such. they could get the water dept out there, gas and electric, and f they do changes to the buildibgs, delkay permits, do fgull inspections find probems that must be brought up to code, etc....
if they are not doing that, they really dont mind and are just blowing smoke up citizens’ asses.
They'll wind up calling it something like the "Sunshine Center".
Doctors? More like murders for money.
It must really take a special kind of pervert to do this day after day. An the real insult is that want their money first in case the women dies at least they got paid.
“Daddy what did you do at work today. Oh I murdered 10 babies by stabbing them in their heads and sucking out their brains, Don’t forget that you’re daddies little girl now go to sleep and have sweet dreams”.
Plus they keep saying they are not going to perform any abortions at the one in San Antonio. It would seem to me that if they are only going to provide non-abortion services to women in that area they could accomplish a lot more with $5M than spending it on a building.
This “facility” needs to be closed prontissimo.