Battle Over Women’s Reproductive Health Services in Illinois

The Planned Parenthood clinic in Aurora, Ill., was scheduled to open in mid-September, but anti-choice forces initiated a legal battle over the building permit. For weeks, Illinois NOW President Bonnie Grabenhofer and chapter activists, along with other pro-choice activists, staged vigils while anti-abortion groups picketed the building. The county finally declared the permit valid, and the facility opened on Oct. 2, offering birth control, abortion and other reproductive health services to women. This is a link to a slideshow in Flash format.