A lawsuit has forced a Planned Parenthood branch to sever its special arrangement with a public library.
The Waco, Texas, library system included a facility run by Planned Parenthood of Central Texas that blocked access by people who have protested against the abortion provider.
Citing violations of free speech and equal access rights, three Waco women filed a suit last month in federal court after they were barred from Planned Parenthood’s Audre Rapoport Library, which had become part of the city’s public library system.
..Pam Smallwood, executive director of Planned Parenthood of Central Texas, said the group regretted “the necessity to end our successful collaboration” with Waco.
“Although we support an individual’s right to exercise their First Amendment freedom of speech, we must reserve the right to exclude individuals from our library in order that our security not be undermined,” she said, according to a statement.
“Given the level of violence perpetrated on women’s health-care providers in the United States, Planned Parenthood of Central Texas simply cannot risk placing our patients and staff in jeopardy,” said Smallwood.
Their spokesman must be a broken record since she used the word patients for patrons of a library. So use to denouncing pro-lifers at abortion clinics that there statements just become boiler-plated. The reality is that more people at abortion clinics do acts of violence against the protesters than happens vice-versa. Of course we have our idiots like James Kopp who do more to hurt the pro-life movement than anything else.