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Fla. Planned Parenthood Office Banned From Performing Abortions After Judge Grants Injunction

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File photo of a Planned Parenthood office. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

File photo of a Planned Parenthood office. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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KISSIMMEE, Fla. (CBS Tampa) — A Planned Parenthood office has been banned from performing medical procedures, including abortions, after a judge granted a temporary injunction filed against the organization.

A judge granted the injunction filed by MMB Properties against the Kissimmee Planned Parenthood because the office violated community restrictions, WKMG-TV reports.

“Our client is very pleased with today’s ruling,” MMB Properties said in a statement to WKMG. “We believe the Court properly enforced the restrictive covenants that prohibit outpatient surgical centers at the medical park. Our client looks forward to returning to the peaceable practice of medicine.”

Dr. John Littell, a family physician, has been one of the biggest opponents of the Planned Parenthood office that opened in May.

“You can look out the windows of labor and delivery and you can see women walking into and out of an abortion clinic,” Littell told WKMG. “It specifically states that no one should come in here and open a surgical center, perform surgical procedures, without the permission from the rest of the folks in here.”

WKMG reports that the Kissimmee office was planning to start performing abortions next month.

The Planned Parenthood office, which is located across from Osceola Regional Medical Center in the Oak Commons Medical Park, may not be able to stay open if they are not allowed to perform abortions.

“We are disappointed in (Wednesday’s) ruling and plan to appeal,” Planned Parenthood said in a statement to WKMG. “Planned Parenthood will continue providing essential reproductive health services at our new Kissimmee Health Center, and we will continue to do everything we can to protect women’s access to care.”

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