Affiliate based in NY breaking away from national organization over mandate reportedly requiring all affiliates to offer abortion services by 2013.
(Caroline May) -- A Planned Parenthood affiliate based in the New York cities of Binghamton and Oneonta is breaking away from the national organization over a mandate that reportedly requires all affiliates to offer abortion services by 2013.
Citing that pending requirement, Planned Parenthood of South Central New York’s leadership approved the decision to become independent of Planned Parenthood and change its name to the Family Planning Center of South Central New York at the beginning of 2013, according to local news reports.
The Planned Parenthood affiliate currently refers its patients to local doctors and clinics for abortion services instead of offering them on-site.
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