A local clinic has been forced to remove an abortion clinic sign on its building because it did not adhere to local laws.
The clinic, which is owned by a women’s health group, had removed a sign that said, “If you have an emergency abortion, you can call 9-1-1.”
The sign was installed by a local woman who said she was offended by the sign because she does not agree with the abortionists beliefs about abortion.
“The message is that they are not there for the patient and that is something I do not support,” said the woman, who requested to remain anonymous.
The woman said she would not use the sign again because it is “unconstitutional.”
The clinic’s director of operations, Karen Karp, said the sign is an “anti-abortion symbol.”
She said the clinic does not provide abortions and does not have an office.
“We are a provider of health care services for people of all ages, not just abortion providers,” Karp said.
“It is offensive to the transgender community.
We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.”
Karp also said that “it’s a violation of our human rights to force people to have an abortion.”
The local group that owns the clinic, the National Abortion Federation, said in a statement to USA TODAY that the sign was removed for violating the local ordinance, which states, “A sign must be posted in a manner that does not cause or create a hostile or offensive environment.”
The abortion provider, which has not yet returned a message, said it would be taking down the sign in the next couple of weeks.
“I think we need to respect the law.
It’s not about a sign.
It has nothing to do with a sign,” the woman said.
The organization that owns and operates the clinic has also posted a statement on its website, saying, “The clinic is a private business that offers health care for individuals of all genders and orientations.
Our sign is not a representation of our services or our commitment to being inclusive to everyone, and it is a way to let the community know that we do not have any discrimination policies in place to protect the rights of our transgender community.”
USA TODAY’s Lauren D. Miller contributed to this report.