Planned Parenthood’s Minnesota affiliate recently received a $6.5 million donation and the organization is planning to use the money to build a new Minneapolis facility, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Monday night.
According to the report, Planned Parenthood Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota will build the new Minneapolis facility and “modernize other facilities in its 19-clinic network.”
The donation from an unnamed local family is part of a $20 million, three-year campaign that may result in additional new clinics.
In remarks to the Star Tribune, Sarah Stoesz, chief executive of Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, lamented that her organization may be at risk of losing its federal funding if the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is repealed.
"I do think that Planned Parenthood is going to remain in the cross hairs, no matter what happens with the Affordable Care Act," Stoesz said.
Stoesz also said the affiliate has seen a spike in donations since the election of President Donald Trump last November, and the number of its donors has doubled to about 25,000. However, she noted that the rise in donations couldn’t compensate for the potential loss of federal funds.
"Even with all of the additional revenue that are coming in, as important as they are, the donors in our country cannot make up for the loss of Medicaid funding," Stoesz said. "The numbers are just too big."
The Star Tribune reported that the donation is the largest that the affiliate has ever received from a living donor.