Planned Parenthood of Greater New York Closing Some Clinics, Laying off Staff
Even with all the money they receive annually from the government (over a third of their revenue, totaling to around $564 million), it turns out the economic fallout of COVID-19 spares no victims, including Planned Parenthood.
Planned Parenthood of New York announced this week they’ll be temporarily closing around a dozen of their clinics and will be reducing hours for current employees, while also furloughing over a hundred employees. Over a hundred staff members were also laid off, with the company hoping to bring them back when they’re in a better financial state.
The President of Planned Parenthood Greater New York Laura McQuade wrote a letter to staff on Monday explaining the tough decision(s) PPGNY has had to make as the organization’s wallet has taken a massive hit.
“Despite our best effort, this pandemic has put an incredible strain on our resources, and unfortunately, though not unexpectedly, the financial effects of this crisis are significant … Sadly, these losses will be catastrophic for PPGNY if we do not take steps now to reduce the financial impact on our organization,” said McQuade to staffers.
While abortions are still going on at Planned Parenthood during the Chinese coronavirus, the order to restrict non-essential services has led to a lot of lost money for the organization. Somehow, New York deemed abortions as an essential service despite the lack of PPE the state has for those medical workers in hospitals treating coronavirus patients.
Depending on how long the crisis goes on, Planned Parenthood may end up losing massive amounts of revenue. In many ways, the damage has already been done as Greater New York Planned Parenthood facilities are left understaffed and under budget.
If any organization deserves financial mercy during the pandemic, it’s not Planned Parenthood. They already receive government funding, which frees up money in their budget to be able to finance abortions.