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Naperville Residents Protest Plans For Fertility Clinic

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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.

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“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.

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