In December 2015, Hand of Hope purchased a residential property immediately beside the abortion clinic on Jones Franklin Road in order to relocate Your Choice Pregnancy Clinic from its current location where it leases property further down the street A rezoning application was filed to request a Mixed Use Office (OX-3) classification from the current Residential zoning. In July 2016 The City of Raleigh denied our rezoning request. HOH then filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Raleigh citing the First and Fourteenth Amendments and Religious Land Use & Institutionalized Persons Act (RLIUP) as the Constitutional basis of our suit. In November 2016, the City Attorney and Special Rezoning Officer reversed the City Council's rezoning denial and essentially gave HOH the go ahead to occupy our space. In December 2017, the abortion clinic appealed the City Attorney's rezoning reversal. The case will now go to the Raleigh Board of Adjustment in mid- February 2017.
LATEST NEWS AS OF JANUARY 2018: Hand of Hope continues to push for a court date and movement on previously filed documents in an effort to seek relief at the Federal level.
FEBRUARY 13, 2017: Board of Adjustment reverses Planning & Zoning Ruling that would have allowed HOH to occupy 1522 Jones Franklin Road in 3-2 vote. Next step is to seek relief at the Federal level in court.
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February 20, 2017 Biblical Recorder News Pro-life-ministry-barred-again-from-Raleigh (most succinct interpretation of events to date)
February 17, 2017 News & Observer TV interview Raleigh anti-abortion group to skip local courts
February 18, 2017 EWTN News Nightly TV interview (jump to 20:20 mark)
February 14, 2017 Pregnancy Help News
February 14, 2017 LifeSite News
February 10, 2017 What Matters NC radio interview
January 9, 2017 Biblical Recorder News http://brnow.org/News/January-2017/Sanctity-of-Life-Sustaining-the-courage-to-care
January 3, 2017 Life News Abortion Clinic Tries to Get City to Stop Prolife Pregnancy Center from Opening Next Door
November 3, 2016 Life News Pregnancy Center Will Open Next Door to Abortion Clinic
August 29, 2016 - Pregnancy Help News Hand of Hope Sues Raleigh for Playing Politics with Pregnant Women
August 29, 2016 - FOX Carolina Anti-abortion group sues city, wants to move beside clinic FOX Carolina Aug 18 10:05 AM
August 29, 2016 - News & Observer Anti-abortion group sues Raleigh over denied rezoning
August 18, 2016 - Triangle Business Journal Religious group sues Raleigh over property zoning near abortion clinic
August 18, 2016 - WRAL Anti-abortion group sues Raleigh over blocking move next to women's clinic The suit alleges that the City Council's decision was "content-based" because of Hand of Hope's anti-abortion efforts and violates the federal Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000, which is designed to prevent discrimination ...
August 18, 2016 - National Right to Life Hand of Hope Pregnancy Resource Center Sues Raleigh for Playing Politics with Pregnant Women National Right to Life News “Pregnant women in Raleigh should be allowed to choose Hand of Hopes' free help and support and should not be limited to an abortion clinic. Those who go to Preferred Women's Health will not be fully informed about their choices.” said Hand of Hope's ...
August 18, 2016 - Life News Pregnancy Center Sues After City Won't Let It Open Next Door to AbortionClinic LifeNews.com Last year, A Hand of Hope pregnancy center bought land next to A Preferred Women's Health Center, an abortion clinic in Raleigh, and hoped to move in there to better serve pregnant and parenting moms and their families.
August 18, 2016 - WRAL.com Anti-abortion group sues city, wants to move beside clinic
RALEIGH, N.C. — An anti-abortion group is suing the city of Raleigh over its refusal to allow the group to move next door to an abortion clinic. The Hand of Hope Pregnancy Resource Center filed the federal lawsuit this week. Its attorneys say the ...
August 18, 2016 - National Right to Life Hand of Hope Pregnancy Resource Center Sues Raleigh for Playing Politics with Pregnant Women National Right to Life News
August 18, 2016 - LifeNews.com Last year, A Hand of Hope pregnancy center bought land next to A Preferred Women's Health Center, an abortion clinic in Raleigh, and hoped to move in there ...
August 18, 2016 - Indy Week Crisis Pregnancy Center Files Federal Lawsuit Against Raleigh For ...
July 12, 2016 - Podcast on Freedom Action Network
July 11,2016- News Radio 680 Bill LuMaye http://player.listenlive.co/47781/en/programguide
July 7, 2016 - Life Site News https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/city-council-blocks-raleigh-crisis-pregnancy-center-from-working-out-of-its
July 6, 2016 - ABC 11 http://abc11.com/1416288/
July 6, 2016 - ABC 11 (more on) http://abc11.com/1415338/
July 6, 2016- TWC News 14 http://www.twcnews.com/…/council-denies-permit-for-anti-abo…
July 6, 2016 - Pregnancy Help News https://pregnancyhelpnews.com/raleigh-rezone-denied
July 5,2016 - N&O http://www.newsobserver.com/…/wake-cou…/article87858677.html
June 21, 2016 - WRAL http://www.wral.com/raleigh-city-council-unable-to-vote-…/…/
June 21,2016 - N&O http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/counties/wake-county/raleigh-report-blog/article85108522.html
May 10, 2016 - Pregnancy Help News https://pregnancyhelpnews.com/rezoned-raleigh-pregnancy-center-a-step-closer-to-relocating-next-door-to-abortion-business