Naperville Residents Protest Plans For Fertility Clinic

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (CBS) — Controversy has erupted over a plan for a fertility clinic in downtown Naperville.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Lisa Fielding reports, Naperville city Councilman Bob Feesler says has already heard from several residents about the proposed facility to be built at the northwest corner of Washington and Benton streets.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Lisa Fielding reports

“I’ve already gotten a dozen e-mails, all supportive of my position that this is a bad use of that property,” Feesler said.

A local doctor, Randy Morris, wants the clinic to provide medications, insemination, in-vitro fertilization and surgical procedures. Some residents are concerned about some of those services, saying they devalue and objectify the sanctity of human life.

Feesler says zoning laws do allow for such a clinic, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it should get an automatic green light.

“For me the question is, is that the best use? Is that what we want? Is that the right thing?” Feesler said.

Feesler says he’s concerned about potential protests, similar to those at the Planned Parenthood facility in Aurora. The issue will be up for a final vote on April 3.

  • Just Axin

    Hello, idiot Naperville residents, if you don’t like it, don’t go in there. Have you nothing better to do than use the heavy hand of govt to do your evil bidding?

  • Just Axin

    Naperville residents: , if you don’t like it, don’t go in there. Have you nothing better to do than use the heavy hand of govt to do your evil bidding?

  • Jim

    There is nothing worse than self rightous prudes who push their idiotic agendas on others. Like Just Axin said, if you don’t like it, don’t go there, but don’t worry what others are doing!!!!

  • Me

    Always thought N’ville was full of NIMBY folks. This is just proving. If it was a ‘regular’ doctor going in would they still be up in arms? If no, then this clinic belongs.

    The doc is gonna pay through the nose though. Downtown N’ville is expensive and Wash\Benton is right there.

  • Nell

    Why would anyone have an issue with providing the miracle of parenthood to a couple that otherwise would not be able to conceive? They are not doing crazy testing on embryos, they are giving those of us that would never be able to experience the miracle of life the greatest gift anyone could ever ask for! If you are protesting because of religion, let me ask you this: Would any of the pregnancies this clinic assists result in a child if God did not plan for it to be so?

    • Coco

      Nell.. excellent point!
      Even in 2012.. some alleged human beings haven’t evolved passed the 1950 mentality. I feel sorry for the residents of Naperville for thinking this way although the young man who died outside a bar after being being beaten to death …remember? where is their outcry for his life, there wasn’t any.
      See haven’t evolved yet.

      We are the only species that refuses to adapt to change, we keep bending
      the plant and it habitants to our will of what we think is right, the planet has been giving us signs for a long time that it doesn’t work that way, and in the scope of life. although we have forced ourselves on the top of the food chain, the planet is fighting back.

      Will be a sad day for humanity, when the planet takes itself back as the top of the food chain, and wipes us out so as it balance the ecosystem once again.

      I hope you, me and our families will be long gone.
      I would not want to see it happen.

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