10/04/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Libel Suit Against Aurora Planned Parenthood Thrown Out

A Kane County judge dismissed a libel suit against Planned Parenthood Aurora Tuesday.

From The Aurora Beacon News:

Letters to Aurora aldermen, as well as a newspaper ad, legitimately tried to persuade City Council action during last year's clinic controversy, a judge ruled Tuesday in dismissing a lawsuit filed by anti-abortion supporters against Planned Parenthood.

Kane County Judge Judith Brawka's nine-page ruling threw out the suit filed by the Pro-Life Action League and member Eric Scheidler against Planned Parenthood and its president, Steve Trombley.

The case stemmed from letters to city officials and an ad that ran in The Beacon News during the height of the debate that portrayed the league and its members as associated with felons and those who commit violent acts at abortion clinics.

"... There exists no material and genuine dispute of fact upon objective review that the (actions) ... were genuinely aimed at procuring favorable government action, result or outcome," Brawka wrote, referring to the materials challenged by the league.

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