Court lifts injunction banning abortions at Kissimmee Planned Parenthood


KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Planned Parenthood won a fight to perform abortions at a new clinic in Kissimmee.

The Fifth District Court of Appeals lifted an injunction on Wednesday against the new facility at the Oak Commons Medical Park, which banned abortions.

A judge initially issued the injunction because the Planned Parenthood violated community restrictions.

Critics have long said the clinic violated community restrictions, even though it's located across from Osceola Regional Medical Center and next to a cancer center.

The Planned Parenthood's May opening marks the third location in Central Florida and has been subject to protests from those who oppose the clinic being built in Osceola County because it will provide abortions.

In April, a bomb squad was called in to investigate a suspicious package with an unknown substance that was left at the center. Kissimmee police say it was put there intentionally. A day earlier, someone tried breaking into the facility after hundreds showed up to a City Commission meeting to protest.