Fox Valley Families Against Planned Parenthood

Mayor Weisner: Enforce Our Laws!

Posted by Eric Scheidler on Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

Linens delivered 9/19/07At the September 11 City Council meeting, the citizens of Aurora were assured that Planned Parenthood's temporary occupancy permit would expire on September 17, and no permanent occupancy permit would be issued until the City's independent investigation had concluded.

Yet today, the Aurora Beacon reports that the City has chosen to "maintain the status quo" and allow PP to occupy the building.

The "status quo" was that PP had a temporary occupancy permit. That status quo ended when the permit expired.

What the City has effectively done is to extend PP's temporary occupancy permit, in direct contradiction to Mayor Weisner and Alderman Irvin's assurances to us that the permit would expire if the investigation had not concluded.

Planned Parenthood staff continue to go in and out of the building. Last night, they held a "meet and greet" event (some photos shown above), and today a vendor dropped off linens. I personally observed several employees going in and out of the back door of the building. For all intents and purposes, Planned Parenthood's temporary occupancy permit has been extended.

We need to insist that the City abide by the promises made to us citizens on September 11—especially since today we were once again told that we can't have signs or memorial crosses out at the Vigil site. We've had a constant battle going on about signage, despite an August 40 agreement between our attorneys and the city's on this matter.

Here's the agreement:

—————————- Original Message —————————-
Subject: Requested e-mail
From: "Lance C. Malina"
Date: Thu, August 30, 2007 6:21 pm

Dear Jason,

This message is to confirm that, as we discussed, your clients, under the agreement reached as a resolution of the TRO last Friday, 8/24/07, may bring protest signs in addition to the white crosses to their rallies. They may carry those signs, they may lay them down in the parkway when they are tired, or lean them against parkway trees. In addition, the agreement that avoided the TRO hearing also allows your clients to protest without acquiring an assembly permit under the City Code.

We also discussed other issues which I will discuss with the City and you will discuss with your clients in an attempt to either reach permanent or temporary resolution of them, or bring them before the judge in a manner that does not waste judicial or legal resources.


The City is giving Planned Parenthood a free pass to illegally occupy a building, while going out of its way to construe signage and parade ordinances such as to limit our First Amendment Rights. They even went so far as to go into federal court to block our "Jericho March" prayer walk, calling it a "residential picket."

This is a double standard, and an act of bad faith with the citizens of Aurora and Fox Valley Families Against Planned Parenthood.

Take Action! Call Mayor Thomas Weisner and Corporation Counsel Alayne Weingartz and tell them to enforce the law against Planned Parenthood and not let them occupy their building without a permit. And tell them to quit trampling pro-lifer's First Amendment rights!

While you're at it, you might as well sign up for the City Council meeting next Tuesday. It's looking like we'll have to show up yet again to make it clear that we expect the City to stand up against the deception and lawlessness of Planned Parenthood. Call City Clerk Cheryl Vonhoff at 630-844-3615 to sign up to speak.

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2 Responses to “Mayor Weisner: Enforce Our Laws!”

  1. Dan says:

    I got sick of hearing about the hourly updates on WLS 890 AM. The lead story during the Roe Conn Show from 2-7 was about protesters busing down to Louisiana to support Civil Rights. I am not knocking Civil Rights, but when it isn't even mentioned that there is a Federal Hearing for Planned Parenthood vs. City of Aurora at the Dirksen Federal Building in Chicago tomorrow, there is a bit of a priority issue.
    I called Roe Conn's show to voice my confusion with the local and pertinent content left out. I said, "Why is the fact that there is a Federal Hearing on Planned Parenthood overlooked?" The call screener replied, "What about it." I stated, "Planned Parenthood is trying to open one of the nations largest abortion clinics in the nation." His reply, "It's just a building, it's not that big and abortion isn't illegal. It isn't a story." I retorted, "If it was a nuclear plant, an oil refinery, or a strip club opening in Winnetka, I bet you would cover it. Not to mention, it has received National coverage." "What's your point?" was the response.
    This is the attitude of WLS AM 890?????
    They seem to be ducking the issue during the afternoon, so I will try the morning shows tomorrow.
    I thought maybe a few citizens who favored rights to life might want to call as well. The number is (312)591-8900

    September 19th, 2007 at 7:59 pm
  2. Elsie Morrissey says:

    Thank you to Dominick's for personally taking down the "No Tresspasing" signs that PP put up on Dominick's property without Dominick's permission.

    If PP thinks that their building will be just a "quiet little medical facility", they are mistaken. Just another lie that PP told to the community.

    September 26th, 2007 at 5:56 pm

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