Planned Parenthood in New York State
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The status of Planned Parenthood centers in New York State continues in flux. 

While a representative of Planned Parenthood of Greater New York initially told the Daily Freeman that PPGNY was “laser focused” on reopening the Kingston center, which was temporarily closed in April 2020, the rest of her comments in that interview cast some doubt on whether or not the center would actually reopen. When someone says “We are also exploring solutions to help more people safely commute to and from our health centers across Mid-Hudson Valley” and “The Kingston center had only offered medication abortion” while the centers in Newburgh and Poughkeepsie “offer both medication and surgical abortions, along with the full spectrum of sexual and reproductive health care access for women and men” and then points out that Kingston patients can receive telehealth services from Planned Parenthood, including “access [to] birth control, emergency contraceptives, HIV risk assessment, STI counseling and treatment, wellness check-ins, medication abortion, and more,” it leaves some doubt that the Kingston center will ever reopen.

According to an April 1, 2021, issue of bizjournals.comPlanned Parenthood of Central and Western New York is working to acquire an East Amherst Street building from Horizon Health, where it plans to move its Buffalo health clinic. The move to 60 E. Amherst St., just behind Planned Parenthood’s existing facility at 2697 Main St., will follow $2 million in renovations at the 9,776-square-foot space. When complete, the agency will be able to offer in-clinic surgical abortion services, in addition to the health care, family planning and medication abortion services currently offered. Terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed. According to plans filed with the State Department of Health, Planned Parenthood will close its existing 15,626-square-foot building once the renovations are complete in the new space, allowing for continuity of services.