Planned Parenthood Merger About Efficiency
POSTED: Monday, April 23, 2012 - 12:33pm
UPDATED: Monday, April 23, 2012 - 12:44pm
ADDISON, TX — Texas Planned Parenthood advocates have been outspoken about the hits they have taken from state lawmakers in the last year — including major cuts to family-planning financing, a new abortion sonogram law and being booted from a Medicaid health program for poor women.
They have been far quieter about one of their plans to fight back: merging three regional Planned Parenthood branches — North Texas, Austin and Waco — into one $29 million-per-year, 26-clinic mega-organization.
The merger — approved by all three boards Wednesday — will create Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas, the eighth-largest affiliate of the nation’s most ubiquitous reproductive health and abortion provider.
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