PP bites the dust again in Indiana: More doors closed to protect profits
Still brushing the dust from its face after the last round of closures, PP of Indiana announced yet another closure of one of its facilities, this time in Marion
. That brings the number of Indiana PP closure announcements for 2009 up to seven.
PP officials cited cuts in Title XX family planning funding for the closure. They say they lost $1.4 million in federal funding and that the combined closures will save $1.35 million.
But wait! If you look at PP of Indiana’s 2007-2008 federal form 990, you will see that it made $2,158,861 in profit!
PP says that it costs $200 per year to provide family planning to an impoverished woman. So let’s do the math: $2,158,861 in profit, divided by the $200 per woman for family planning – that means that PP could have provided family planning for 10,794 women with its profits from last year alone. Instead, it closed seven facilities.
It just goes to show that PP is interested in the bottom line — protecting profits — not in providing so-called “health care” for women.The head of the Indiana Family Health Council, which administers the funds, said PP is still the top recipient of the $2 million in Title XX money that is distributed in Indiana.