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Wednesday, September 20, 2007

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National Abortion Federation Expresses Disappointment in Judge's Decision to Delay Opening of Clinic in Aurora

Washington, DC - The National Abortion Federation (NAF) expressed disappointment in today's decision by U.S. District Court Judge Charles Norgle dismissing Planned Parenthood's request for a preliminary injunction that would have allowed the opening of a new clinic in Aurora, IL.

Last week, city officials notified Planned Parenthood that their clinic would not be allowed to open until the city completed an investigation into whether Planned Parenthood had complied with the permitting process. The clinic had been scheduled to open on Tuesday.

"Although the case is still open, today's decision prevents access to important health care services that the new clinic would offer including sexually transmitted disease treatment, breast cancer screening, and abortion care. Planned Parenthood is being treated differently from other types of medical facilities by the City of Aurora," stated Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of NAF.

"While we are disappointed in today's decision, we are confident that Planned Parenthood will be allowed to provide high-quality and affordable health care to the citizens of Aurora," said Saporta.

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The National Abortion Federation (NAF) is the professional association of abortion providers in the United States and Canada. Our mission is to ensure safe, legal, and accessible abortion care to promote health and justice for women. Our members include health care professionals at clinics, doctors' offices, and hospitals, who together care for more than half the women in both countries who choose abortion each year. For more information, visit our website at www.prochoice.org.

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