$7.5 Million Libel Lawsuit Against Planned Parenthood

The new Planned Parenthood abortion business in Aurora, Illinois was scheduled to open on September 18; as of September 30, it has still not opened. As the city continues its investigation of the tactics that PP used to get into town, the Thomas More Society has filed a $7.5 million lawsuit against Planned Parenthood of Chicago Area and its CEO, Steve Trombley. This lawsuit is based on Planned Parenthood’s claims that opponents of the Aurora abortion facility have a “well-documented history of advocating violence against both persons and property.” PP included this false information in a full-page ad in the Aurora Beacon, a Chicago area newspaper, on September 4. [STOPP, 25Sept07]   Chicago Planned Parenthood Faces Lawsuit Over Libelous Ad Ad deliberately confuses thrice exonerated (by the US Supreme Court) Pro-life Action League Joe Scheidler with local activist Eric Scheidler. The Chicago Area Planned Parenthood faces legal action unless it recants recent public statements that accuse pro-life protestors at the construction of a new abortion site in Aurora of a history of violence and inciting others to violence. The Thomas More Society sent a letter to Steven Trombley, the President and CEO of the Chicago Area Planned Parenthood, September 7 demanding that Trombley recant the libelous statements he made in his letter to the Mayor and the Aldermen of Aurora and retract the Planned Parenthood Ad published in the Aurora Beacon, defaming Joe Scheidler, the Pro-Life Action League Network, Eric Scheidler and the Fox Valley Families Against Planned Parenthood. Trombley’s Planned Parenthood has been fighting pro-life advocates Eric Sheidler, Fox Valley Families Against Planned Parenthood, and others over the...