More Planned Parenthood Funding Developments in Memphis

Jackson Baker has an update on the continuing partisan controversy over Planned Parenthood receiving state funds through Shelby County. Starts like this:
In a session Wednesday which saw opposing sides accuse each other of playing politics with a medical issue, the Hospitals and Health Committee of the Shelby County Commission voted 6-4 to defer action for three weeks on approval of Christ Community Health Center as a sub-contractor for women’s health services under Title X federal funding.
The vote was along party lines, with Democrats in the majority, and it prefigured what is certain to be a politically charged power struggle and cliff-hanger vote when the issue is revisited in committee on October 12 and in full public session for final disposition on October 17.
Christ Community Health Center had, along with Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region and the Memphis Health Center, answered an RFP (Request for Proposal) from the Shelby County Health Department, which under legislation passed earlier this year and subsequent state directives, is now the official contractor for such services rather than the state itself, as was the case in previous years.

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