County evicting health clinic
A county board in the region has voted to evict a health clinic from a building.
The 6-2 vote yesterday by the Muskegon County Board of Commissioners over the space used by Planned Parenthood came after a contentious hours-long meeting.
County officials said the Department of Public Health needs the currently leased space for immunizations and other services.
Planned Parenthood has 90 days to leave.
Planned Parenthood's clinic provides general health services, physician referrals, birth control, pregnancy testing, emergency contraceptives and HIV/STD testing.
The clinic doesn't perform abortions, but some argued abortion was a key issue in the debate since Planned Parenthood offers abortion services elsewhere.
Jim Norton, a VP of development for Planned Parenthood, said: "We should be talking about expanding health care services to the community, not shrinking them."