A dozen Planned Parenthood clinics located in New York are having to shut their doors due to financial shortcomings caused by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a memo published on Wednesday.
The country's largest abortion provider also announced it would be laying off more than one-quarter of its staff in facilities located in central New York, including Rome and Oneida.
Planned Parenthood of Greater New York President Laura McQuade told staff Monday that the pandemic has resulted in losses ranging from $20 million to $32 million.
"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," her letter read.
Despite a local workers union's attempt to cut salaries in lieu of layoffs, Planned Parenthood proceeded with closing its abortion centers and eliminating staff.