Retail Developer Opposes Planned Parenthood Abortion Business Opening Up Next to His Property

State   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Feb 9, 2022   |   6:03PM   |   Visalia, California

A California real estate developer is challenging the Visalia City Council’s approval of a permit for the Planned Parenthood abortion chain to open a new facility next to his property.

The Sun Gazette reports Dave Paynter, owner of Paynter Realty & Investments, Inc., appealed the city’s action late last year after learning that the medical facility opening next door actually would be a Planned Parenthood.

Paynter expressed concerns about the controversial nature of the facility opening next to his Sequoia Mall property, which includes a number of retail stores, according to the report.

“The medical clinic proposed is Planned Parenthood,” Paynter told the city in a Dec. 10 letter. “Our concern is that the typical demonstrations which occur outside of Planned Parenthood will also be significantly harmful to both Marshalls and Bed Bath & Beyond as well as to the current and future businesses located at the Sequoia Mall.”

Planned Parenthood has another facility in Visalia already, but it does not do abortions. Though the report did not mention if abortions will be done at the new location, it seems likely. The abortion chain recently told Reuters that it plans to expand its abortion work in California.

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Reuters also mentioned how pro-lifers in Visalia are trying to stop the abortion chain from expanding in their community. According to the report, “Since the city’s planning commission approved a larger site for the clinic in December, abortion opponents have called for protesters to speak out against the project when the city council considers it at a meeting” in March.

It appears that Planned Parenthood hid its plans to expand in Visalia even from city leaders.

Rafael Garcia, senior planner for the city, told the Sun Gazette that he did not know the new facility was a Planned Parenthood until they received Paynter’s letter.

In its permit application to the city, the abortion chain did not mention its name. Instead, it described itself as “a leading provider of high-quality healthcare services, including pediatric and adult primary care services, to thousands of women, men, and children throughout California every year, by investing in communities, expanding healthcare to all,” according to the Sun Gazette.

City leaders approved the permit as part of routine business in December with little discussion and no mention of Planned Parenthood, the news outlet reports.

The Visalia City Council plans to consider Paynter’s appeal at its March 7 meeting.

Planned Parenthood provides very few actual health services, and it does not offer real choices to pregnant mothers, such as adoption support or prenatal care. Its “core mission” is abortions. Its latest annual report, which is publicly available online, shows more than 354,000 abortions, about 40 percent of all abortions in the U.S.

Meanwhile, the same report showed that many of Planned Parenthood’s actual health services continue to decline. It provided less contraception, sterilizations, cancer screenings, adoption referrals and other women’s health services than the previous year, mirroring a continued downward trend.

Its patient numbers also have been dropping steadily over the past decade amid numerous reports of alleged unethical and illegal activities, including selling aborted baby body partsbotching abortions that killed womencovering up the sexual abuse of minorsdiscriminating against pregnant and racial minority employees, exploiting young girls by selling cross-sex hormones and more.