Judge approves temporary injunction against Planned Parenthood of Greater Orlando’s new Kissimmee office
The Planned Parenthood that opened in Kissimmee recently has been temporarily banned from performing medical procedures as of Wednesday, July 23. The circuit court ruled in favor of MMB Properties in a civil lawsuit against Planned Parenthood after attempts to keep the women’s health clinic out of Kissimmee failed at the city level earlier this year. Due to the location of the new Planned Parenthood inside of the Oak Commons medical park, the pre-existing limitations (“the Declaration of Restrictions”) placed upon the area restrict what can be legally performed on the property – though the interpretations explained in MMB Properties’ original complaint hinge on the semantics of statutory language. Effectively, MMB Properties argued that Planned Parenthood was in violation of several of the restrictions – including operations as an imaging center, an emergency care center (Plan B! It’s an emergency!) and an outpatient care center (because, abortion, even though abortion clinics are regulated by the state differently). Also, all those protesters are a nuisance, if you forget that some of the testifying doctors from Oak Commons are precisely the “pro-life” people who incite said protests.
Planned Parenthood intends to fight the temporary injunction and complete its mission of securing healthcare for the needy women of Osceola County. The office was scheduled to begin offering pregnancy termination services in August. This story is developing. We’ll have more on the case in the July 31 edition of Happytown.