Skip to comments.Michigan Planned Parenthood Centers Denied Lease Renewal
Posted on 11/10/2010 4:04:02 PM PST by wagglebee
The Michigan Planned Parenthood abortion business was denied a chance to extend their lease at centers in Three Rivers, Sturgis and other cities.
A WLKM report indicates the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency recently decided not to renew the leases of the Planned Parenthood of South Central Michigan facilities.
The radio station indicates Planned Parenthood locations in Hillsdale, Coldwater, Sturgis and Three Rivers were affected by the agencys 60-day notice not to renew.
WLM reports Three Rivers will be relocated to another site that will take time to open due to renovations but no replacement site has been located in Sturgis. A new Coldwater location has already sprung up, but Planned Parenthood will no longer maintain a facility in Hillsdale, the location of the conservative Hillsdale College.
The board originally voted in September to not renew the leases and Mark Pawlowski, CEO of Planned Parenthood of South Central Michigan, asked the board for more time before making a final decision. However, at the end of October, St. Joseph County commissioner David Pueschel made a motion to not extend the lease and the agency voted 4-3 for that motion.
The Sturgis Journal newspaper indicates Commissioner Rodney Olney of Quincy criticized Planned Parenthood for saying it would take some time to leave its current offices.
He told Pawlowski you were in, in a week to 10 days. Now it will take you 120 days to move?
Commissioner Dale Swift of Bronson agreed and said the abortion business was aware of the 60-day notice and should have made plans to relocate elsewhere when the agency first denied the permits.
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Yes, nice. I’d imagine they would counter by purchasing buildings if leases weren’t available. Still, this is welcome news.
In Albany NY a Planned Parenthood opened
on the third floor of a building that
houses a large business school and has some
small offices. It’s right on Central Ave next to
Price Chopper, and it’s the PP with the
A student I know reports that protestors outside
the place even accost the students, and
she can’t wait to be done with her course.
The Business School is reportedly taking
either PP or the building owner/management
to court for damages, I sure hope they win,
what a bad decision to put the abortion mill
over business students. Just creepy.
Planned Parenthood is a waste of taxpayer dollars. Just a few things that would save taxpayers money:
1) Mandatory drug testing for welfare recipients - you fail, you don’t get your check.
2) Public Radio and Public Television - no more Public Funding.
3) Planned Parenthood - if you want birth control, go to your doctor’s office.
4) ACLU - A complete insult to the taxpayers who are forced to support this farce.
5) Social services overlaps. Many counties have a Health Dept which offers social services, a Family Independence Agency - offers social services, many have Early Childhood Education Centers which - you guessed it -offer social services. Many of our “needy” have at least three social workers who are supported by be one (and even that is too many) office offering social services - not taxpayer funded overlap.
6) Last, but not least, all politicians, state and federal, retire on Social Security like the rest of us and do NOT get lifetime health insurance.
I’m sure that is only the beginning but this is a list I’ve come up with on the fly and given time I’m sure the list could go on and on.
The ACLU receives funding from a large number of sources. For example, in 2004, the ACLU and its affiliate, the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation reported revenues totaling $85,559,887. Of that total, 87% was from donations and dues from the public, 1.8% from program services, including awards of legal fees, royalty income, and literature sales, and the remainder from investment income and income from sale of assets. The distribution and amount of funding for state affiliates varies from state to state. For example, the ACLU of New Jersey reported $1.2 million in income to both the ACLU-NJ and its affiliated tax-exempt foundation in the 2005 fiscal year. Of that income, 46% came from contributions, 19% came from membership dues, 18% came from court awarded attorney fees, 12% came from grants, 4% came from investment income and the remainder from other sources. Its expenses in the same period were $800,000, of which 12% went to administration and management. Smaller affiliates with fewer resources, such as that in Nebraska, receive subsidies from the national ACLU.
In October 2004, the ACLU rejected $1.5 million from both the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations because the Foundations had adopted language from the USA PATRIOT Act in their donation agreements, including a clause stipulating that none of the money would go to “underwriting terrorism or other unacceptable activities.” The ACLU views this clause, both in Federal law and in the donors’ agreements, as a threat to civil liberties, saying it is overly broad and ambiguous.
Court-awarded damages and attorney’s fees
In 2004, court-awarded damages and attorney fees comprised 3% (net) of ACLU Foundation funding; state affiliates also receive money from such fees, although the national headquarters does not.
Recovery of attorney’s’ fees by non-profit legal advocacy organizations is common practice. The pro-life Thomas More Law Center, for example, generally seeks, and is successful in, recovery of attorney’s fees in the same manner as the ACLU. In 2005, the Thomas More law center derived 4.8% of its funding from court-awarded legal fees in this manner.
Due to the nature of its legal work, the ACLU is often involved in litigation against governmental bodies, which are generally protected from adverse monetary judgments: a town, state or federal agency may be required to change its laws or behave differently, but not to pay monetary damages except by an explicit statutory waiver.
In some cases, the law permits plaintiffs who successfully sue government agencies to collect money damages or other monetary relief. In particular, the Civil Rights Attorney’s Fees Award Act of 1976 leaves the government liable in some civil rights cases. Fee awards under this civil rights statute are considered “equitable relief” rather than damages, and government entities are not immune from equitable relief. Under laws such as this, the ACLU and its state affiliates sometimes share in monetary judgments against government agencies.
The ACLU has received court awarded fees in numerous church-state cases. The Georgia affiliate was awarded $150,000 in fees after suing a county demanding the removal of a Ten Commandments display from its courthouse; a second Ten Commandments case in the State, in a different county, led to a $74,462 judgment. Meanwhile, the State of Tennessee was required to pay $50,000, the State of Alabama $175,000, and the State of Kentucky $121,500, in similar Ten Commandments cases. The Public Expression of Religion Act of 2005, introduced by Representative John Hostettler, sought to alter the rules put in place by the Civil Rights Attorney’s Fees Award Act of 1976 to prevent monetary judgments in the particular case of violations of church-state separation. Also, groups such as the American Legion have taken stances opposing the ACLU’s right to collect fees under such legislation.
**He told Pawlowski you were in, in a week to 10 days. Now it will take you 120 days to move?**
LOL! Sometimes the truth hurts, huh? Think of all those babies and how they hurt when they were killed — then weep.
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