Pro-life not allowed to move near abortion clinic, Raleigh board rules

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A review board in Raleigh is refusing to allow an anti-abortion group to move next to a center that offers abortion services.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported (http://bit.ly/2lJI9xA) the city's Board of Adjustment voted 3-2 Monday against allowing the Hand of Hope Pregnancy Resource Center to move next to a facility that offers abortion services.

The Hand of Hope is a nonprofit that encourages alternatives to abortion.

The newspaper reported Hand of Hope has been trying for nearly a year to open an office next to A Preferred Women's Health Center, which offers abortion services.

Health center spokeswoman Calla Hales says she's relieved by the decision.

Hand of Hope executive director Tonya Baker Nelson says she's disappointed and hopes the courts will overturn that decision on appeal.

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Information from: The News & Observer, http://www.newsobserver.com