A Michigan community is upset after learning of plans by the abortion giant Planned Parenthood to open a new facility in their town.
Hometown Life News reports Planned Parenthood did not use its own name on the paperwork when it purchased a new building on Farmington Road in Livonia, Michigan. Instead, the name on the paperwork was West Michigan Facilities Corp., LLC.
It was one of many concerns that local residents voiced during a Nov. 7 meeting of the town council. Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion chain in America. It aborts approximately 320,000 unborn babies every year.
According to the report:
Joanne Moening was one of several people speaking out, questioning why none of the paperwork for buying the building and issuing permits had the Planned Parenthood name on them.
“Planned Parenthood applied for their permits under the cloak of darkness,” she said. “Have you looked at the plans? Have you looked at the permit applications? Do you see the name Planned Parenthood on there? No.
“Stop the project. Force them to come out of the cloak of darkness. Force it.”
[Councilman Brandon] Kritzman said the most likely situation is that one name is the owner of the property and the other is the lessee, though it’s entirely possible for a property owner to also be the lessee. Such situations, he said, are fairly common business practice and not unusual to see.
“This happens in probably 90 percent of the buildings in the city,” he said. “To be honest, this happens all the time because for legal reasons, owning a property under an LLC designation, does exactly what a limited liability corporation is intended to do and shields the actual tenants of the property.”
Planned Parenthood used to run a facility in the town, but it closed in the spring, according to the report. It is unclear if the new facility will abort unborn babies on site or refer women to other facilities for abortions. It also is not clear when it will open.
Paul Bernier, an attorney for the town, said the council cannot legally prevent the facility from opening.
“It is a permitted use of the property,” Bernier said. “It requires no council approval, council can’t veto it. It’s an approved use, a permitted use under the OS facilities.”
Kritzman said the council cannot do much legally, but the townspeople can show their opposition in other ways.
“There’s literally nothing we can do, outside of making them feel unwelcome, and I’d encourage you to do that,” Kritzman said. “There’s not a whole lot of recourse for us at this moment.”
Councilman Scott Bahr also spoke out about the value of unborn babies during the meeting, the report states.
“The issue here is not pro-life vs. pro-choice. The issue here is not women’s rights. The issue is this question: is that unborn child a human being?” he said. “If you believe no, than at least you are being logically consistent with your pro-choice position. If you believe that is a human being, then you have no moral basis — I don’t know why anybody would want to stand and allow that to happen.”