EL ENTRO, Calif. – After much protest and concern, El Centro City Council has hired an attorney to give a legal opinion regarding the transfer agreement between El Centro Regional Medical Center and Planned Parenthood.
Pro lifers protested the validity of the signing.
Things that will be reviewed are.
“What options if any the hospital board has. Issues of legality, the constitutionality ramifications where we uphold or revoke the transfer agreement. That’s the scope we’re looking to get,” Mayor Efrain Silva said.
In a previous interview, the IV Coalition for Life is concerned that when the agreement was signed in a closed session meeting they allege the hospital board may have violated the Brown Act.
“We simply want them to redo this in the light of public opinion and comment,” IV Coalition for Life Marty Ellett said.
With the transfer agreement, Planned Parenthood is allowed to perform abortions at the clinic in El Centro.
The transfer agreement allows clients to be transferred to the hospital if something goes wrong during an abortion.
“Right now the best case scenario would be is to wait get the opinion look at what options are available to the council and the council will proceed from there,” Silva said.
The coalition is looking at boycotting the hospital if the transfer agreement isn’t reversed.
“No body wants to be mean spirited and do that but in order to stop this transfer agreement with Planned Parenthood, it’s one of our options,” Ellett said.