Black Christian Leaders in Charlotte Accuse Planned Parenthood of ‘Quietly and Deceptively’ Opening Full-Service Abortion Clinic

FILE – In this Dec. 12, 2016, file photo, protesters hold anti-abortion signs outside the Planned Parenthood Columbia Health Center on in Columbia, Mo. Planned Parenthood Great Plains spokeswoman Emily Miller says abortions scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, at the Columbia clinic are canceled. Federal appeals judges ruled last month that Missouri can enforce a requirement that doctors performing abortions must have admitting privileges at hospitals. The Columbia clinic hasn’t met that requirement. (Timothy Tai/Columbia Daily Tribune via AP, File)

Black Christian leaders are accusing the nation’s largest abortion provider of using “false pretenses” to open a full-service abortion clinic in a neighborhood of Charlotte, North Carolina under the radar of concerned community members.

In a news release shared with The Christian Post Thursday, the Douglass Leadership Institute and partners in the Charlotte Mecklenburg minority clergy community voiced concern with Planned Parenthood’s plans to expand and relocate a clinic to the city’s historic Cherry Hill neighborhood.

“No doubt aware that Charlotte residents would oppose Planned Parenthood targeting its communities and killing its children, the abortion behemoth inserted itself into the city quietly and deceptively,” DLI Chairman Rev. Dean Nelson explained in a statement.

It was reported earlier this month that Planned Parenthood South Atlantic is moving its Charlotte Health Center from Albemarle Road to a location in the historic Cherry Hill neighborhood, about a mile east of St. Patrick Cathedral. Although Charlotte already has other Planned Parenthood affiliates, those clinics only offer abortion referrals.

According to the Charlotte Observer, the new facility in Cherry Hill will open next month and give Planned Parenthood the ability to conduct abortions in Charlotte for the first time in decades.

DLI, a D.C.-based national education and public policy nonprofit dedicated to pro-life advocacy, free market principles, and limited government, asserts that Planned Parenthood deceptively “infiltrated” the Charlotte community “under false pretenses.”

Planned Parenthood’s plans were discovered by residents who did some digging into a contract filed with the state government under the name Secure Source, LLC, according to DLI.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Samuel Smith