New York - Today, at approximately 2:30 a.m., a car crashed into Planned Parenthood of Greater New York's (PPGNY) Massapequa Health Center, causing significant damage. Fortunately, no one was in the building at the time of the crash. The driver was taken into custody by the Nassau Police Department. Local law enforcement does not suspect that this was a targeted attack. The investigation is ongoing.
PPGNY is committed to fully repairing the center and getting it back open as soon as possible. Patients can book appointments at our nearby health center in Hempstead.
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Statement by Joy D. Calloway, Interim President & CEO, Planned Parenthood of Greater New York:
“We are troubled that our Massapequa Health Center has received such significant damage, and at the same time relieved that no one was in the building at the time of the incident. We are resilient, and we are committed to the Massapequa community and bringing this center back online as soon as possible. In the meantime, we are rescheduling our patients and staff at our nearby Hempstead Health Center to ensure patients can still get the high-quality, compassionate care they need.”
Planned Parenthood of Greater New York (PPGNY) is a leading provider of sexual and reproductive health care and education, a fierce advocate, and a committed partner to advance equity and improve health outcomes for all. PPGNY offers a wide range of services at 23 health centers across 65% of the state - including gynecological care, birth control, cancer screenings, pregnancy testing, STI testing and treatment, transgender hormone therapy, vasectomy, and HIV prevention, testing, and counseling. PPGNY is also proud to provide medication and surgical abortion services to anyone who needs compassionate, non-judgmental care. PPGNY is a trusted source of medically accurate, evidence-based information that allows people to make informed decisions about their health and future. As a voice for reproductive freedom, PPGNY supports legislation and policies that ensure all New Yorkers have access to the full range of reproductive health services and education.