Controversy is swirling over Planned Parenthood's next move in Bakersfield.
Pro-life activists are concerned about what the company is planning to do inside a new office building about a block away from their existing offices.
Lifesavers Ministries is protesting the move, pleading with the city to keep it from happening.
With songs and signs, right-to-life activists gathered Wednesday night outside city council chambers and protested Planned Parenthood's newest development plan.
"We believe God is greater than the giant Planned Parenthood, and this is a David and Goliath deal," said Terri Palmquist, Lifesavers Ministries.
Inside the city council meeting activists made their case to city leaders.
"Each of you personally has an opportunity to speak out about a death center coming to our community," said Tim Palmquist, Lifesavers Ministries.
At the center of all the controversy is a 10,000 square foot office building about a block from Planned Parenthood's current location and just west of Mercy Hospital.
City leaders say there's not much they can do about it even if they wanted to.
"They actually have a right to move into that facility so long as they meet all the city codes and ordinances, and so far they are," said Jim Eggert, Planning Director.
City officials say the property is already zoned for medical use and the city can't discriminate against who uses it, whether it's doctors, dentists or Planned Parenthood.
"We do not have discretion to pick and choose which ones would go through some other process. They're all together as far as meeting codes," said Eggert.
It's an answer protesters don't like. They say it's not going to stop them from doing what they believe in.
"We're not going to give up. I don't understand. WalMart was able to be postponed for seven years because of the outcry, and what's more offensive, WalMart or a place shedding innocent blood?," said Terri Palmquist.
Planned Parenthood could not be reached for comment Thursday. It's not known what services the new facility will offer when it opens.