Planned Parenthood aborts its San Francisco affiliate 

Planned Parenthood Golden Gate has been thrown under the bridge. Past donors included celebrities like feminist Gloria Steinem and Democratic strategist Donna Brazile. But tax documents reveal that for the year ending June 30, 2009 PPGG lost as much as $2.8 million. Interim CEO Therese Wilson admits her group is in a “desperate financial circumstance.”

Last week, the national Planned Parenthood organization severed ties with its San Francisco affiliate as of September 3rd over questionable financial practices, including failure to file mandatory state reports for its related political action fund.

The charitable trusts division of California’s attorney general’s office said it had not received reports from the Planned Parenthood Golden Gate Action Fund for at least 10 years, warning that if the organization failed to file the required forms within 30 days, its registration would be suspended and its officers would be held personally liable for all late fees.

PPGG, which operates seven clinics in the Bay Area, was Planned Parenthood’s biggest – and best known – affiliate to be closed down in the abortion provider’s 90-year history. Its controversial 2005 cartoon (“A Superhero for Choice”) aimed at youngsters depicted pro-lifers as “unruly,” “ugly” and “trash.” At one point, the main character blows them up with condom bombs.

In an unintentionally ironic scene, “The Senator” is dumped in his own “I can do whatever I want to do” stew, emerging naked on a platter with an apple in his mouth, a great reminder of Planned Parenthood’s death-grip on pro-choice politicians.  The cartoon also insists that “No one is above the law” – ignoring the five unelected Supreme Court justices who overthrew abortion laws in all 50 states.

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