We mentioned this briefly in yesterday's Day Around the Bay, but a whopping seven Bay Area Planned Parenthoods will lose their name. Citing fiscal and administrative problems, SFGate reports that, while the clinics will lose their affiliation on September 3, "Interim CEO Therese Wilson said the seven clinics will continue to provide reproductive health services to patients in Alameda, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo and Sonoma counties."
And as SF Appeal notes, Planned Parenthood Golden Gate website "claims that they see 55,000 patients each year, 92 percent of which are below the poverty line, says Wilson. In 2009, the Bay Area clinics reportedly gave over $1 million in free health services." However, not bearing the Planned Parenthood might be a good thing. "[T]he group will no longer have to pay fees to the national organization" and the "amount of necessary paperwork for patients will decrease." So, you know, that's good.