Planned Parenthood In South SF Could Be Approved

Controversy follows opening of clinic

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Stephanie Chuang
    FILE ART - Planned Parenthood (not the one in question)

    There are no abortions, but there's still plenty of opposition to Planned Parenthood.

    A new location of the clinic in South San Francisco may be approved as soon as tonight, despite opposition from over 450 local residents, according to the San Mateo County Times.

    Plans for a location at 435 Grand Ave. in South City meet all the city requirements, according to the newspaper. There are no abortions planned at this location because the building does not meet code for surgeries.

    Services to be offered include cancer screening, contraceptives, family planning -- and drugs that could be used to terminate a pregnancy.

    Less than three percent of services offered by Planned Parenthood are abortions; STD tests constitute 41 percent of the organization's mission.

    Opponents of the new location say that Planned Parenthood "targets minorities for sterilization and abortions," the newspaper reported. The city's Planning Commission is scheduled to discuss the clinic at a 7:30 p.m. meeting tonight at 33 Arroyo Drive.