Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette has announced that they will close three health centers, cut some services, and lay off 17 employees because of a budget deficit of nearly $2 million. One major reason for the shortfall is that they have experienced a 27 percent drop in the number of patients. They are exploring ways to expand some services to reach a broader range of people needing healthcare.
In its most recent annual report, Planned Parenthood reported that it served nearly 3 million patients nationwide and received $540 million in federal funding. Additional funding typically comes from states, corporations, and private donations.
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