I reported in August 2010 that Planned Parenthood Federation of America was severing ties with Planned Parenthood Golden Gate due to financial mismanagement.

PPGG went on to change its name to Golden Gate Community Health and struggled to surmount its dire straits, in part by shuttering 2 of its 7 clinics in the process.

Now, 4 of the remaining 5 have closed, with the 5th apparently not too far behind.

Bay Citizen initially reported March 1 that GGCH closed 4 clinics on February 28, with plans to close its remaining mill in San Francisco in “about two more weeks.”

Bay Citizen updated its report the next day to say GGCH had “issued an ultimatum – give us money, or else we’re gone for good.” The GGCH board said with $800k it could keep the operation afloat, but “clinic officials are not optimistic.”

The paper said that PP affiliates opening clinics in the same customer service area, combined with donors switching loyalty to those PPs, ensured GGPH would never be able to dig out of its hole.

Life Legal Defense Foundation, an organization quite familiar with PPGG, reports:

PPGG lost $2.8 million during the tax year 2008-2009 and had not broken even since 2006. GGHC was reported to have run up a shortfall totaling $536,000 in 2010 and had attempted, apparently unsuccessfully, to raise $1.5 million in order to keep its clinics open.

At the same time it was struggling to survive financially, PPGG contributed over $750k to defeat 3 CA ballot initiatives, in 2005, 2006, and 2008, that would have required parental notification before a minor could have an abortion.

As Congress debates continued funding of PP, it should take note of the organization’s spending priorities,” said LLDF President Dana Cody. “Furthering PP’s political agenda apparently was more important than providing all those ‘critical health services’ that we keep hearing about.

[HT: LifeNews.com]

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