In March, I reported (here and here) that the Planned Parenthood anti-mothership had closed five mills belonging to its PP of South Palm Beach and Broward Counties affiliate to make “necessary service upgrades,” according to a PP prepared statement.
According to the Miami Herald, the necessary service upgrades involved trying to find $450k, which it did not. So, it has severed this limb, as reported July 1:
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Planned Parenthood officially severed its ties Monday from five local clinics… whose top administrator has acknowledged a history of “terrible mismanagement and possibly fraud.”
The disaffiliation allowed the national organization to wash its hands of the local chapter….

The chapter is dealing with many problems, including harassment complaints and possible misuse of nearly $450,000 – slightly less than they received in public funding in 2005.
”All these issues are now issues that they will have to face without us,” said Karen Ruffato, vice president of operations for the PP Federation of America….

Apparently PP anticipates legal problems down the road.
Not that any of this means permanent closures. It means dueling abortion mills:

Ruth Lynch, the former Broward chapter’s CEO… said the chapter’s board of trustees plans to eventually open and continue medical services at the five clinics – in Oakland Park, Fort Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, Deerfield Beach and Boca Raton – but without the trusted name of PP….
Ruffato said they entrusted the more reputable PP of Greater Miami, Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast to open one clinic in Broward and one in Boca Raton…. Officers plan to select one site by next month.

An interesting PP factoid, from the Sun-Sentinel:

It’s only the second time in 90 years that a chapter has been expelled; the first was 10 years ago in Hawaii.

[HT: STOPP; photo courtesy of PP of N. Central FL]

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