After losing a federal court ruling, Planned Parenthood is asking an appeals court to reconsider the legal question of whether the state of Louisiana must grant a license for what would be the first Planned Parenthood-operated abortion clinic in the state.
The appeal dates back to a 2018 lawsuit filed by the abortion giant alleging the state was illegally delaying action on a license, which amounts to denying the license.
Benjamin Clapper of Louisiana Right to Life says two other abortion clinics are operating in the state, where 7,000 abortions were performed, and now the nation’s largest abortion provider wants some of that business, too.
"Their organization is just about one thing: abortion money,” he tells American Family News. “That's what they're trying to do in New Orleans, and we hope their effort falls far short of accomplishing that mission."
Clapper points out that one plaintiff in the lawsuit is Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, which he says was exposed for selling the “bodies of broken, unborn babies.”
That allegation and an ensuing investigation, which date back to 2015, is one reason for the delay in issuing a license, Clapper says.