This morning, Drudge is linking a Crain’s Business News report headlined: “Planned Parenthood Makes Staff Cuts“
“As with many other nonprofit organizations, Planned Parenthood has had to make staff reductions at our headquarters due to the challenging economic times facing our country,” said Maryana Iskander, chief operating officer at the agency. “While taking this action is never easy, we want to ensure the millions of women and men who rely on Planned Parenthood as a health care provider that the reductions will not impact our ability to deliver care to those in need.”
Part of Planned Parenthood’s funding declines stem from the closing of the Florida-based Picower Foundation, which shut down in December because its assets were managed by Bernard Madoff. The $1 billion foundation was one of the few major funders of reproductive rights issues. (emphasis added)
“Women and men who rely on Planned Parenthood as a ‘health care provider'”? Whatever. And what happened to all of Planned Parenthood’s profits? Perhaps ol’ Bernie “Madoff” with them as well?
On the other hand, if the current recession is to have at least one redeeming episode, perhaps this is it.