Celebrating the future of family planning

By Brandi Bailey

April 8, 2013 Updated Apr 8, 2013 at 6:46 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) They may have changed the name of the building, but the agency's services are still the same.

Formerly known as Planned Parenthood, Family Planning of South Central New York is celebrating its recent name change with a ribbon cutting.

The group broke off from Planned Parenthood about a month ago when the national agency required all affiliates to provide abortion services.

Family Planning of SCNY said doing so would duplicate services already offered in this region.

Family Planning emphasized the importance of its services and continuing effort to help the community.

"We see about 10,000 patients about 20,000 medical visits a year and thousands more with educational services. Nothing has changed in our services," said CEO of Family Planning, Debra Marcus.

There were discussions another Planned Parenthood would be moving into the Southern Tier, which would have competed with Family Planning of SCNY for state and federal funds.

Marcus said Monday that's not expected to happen, although she hasn't yet officially heard.

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