After 40 years of preferential treatment by many political and public health leaders in Tennessee and an ironclad monopoly on the tens of millions of tax dollars earmarked for “family planning”, the abortion giant has finally been dealt a serious financial blow. On Monday, members of the Shelby County Commission voted 9-4 to award the “family planning” contract to another non-profit organization, Christ Community Health Services.
Tennesseans have proven one more time what can positively be accomplished for the protection of human life by working together.
Tennessee Right to Life expresses sincere appreciation to Governor Bill Haslam, Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, Congresswoman Diane Black, Speaker Beth Harwell, State Senators Stacey Campfield and Jack Johnson, State Representative Mark Pody and Bill Dunn and Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell for their key leadership in ensuring that family planning dollars are directed to respected health provides in communities across Tennessee. Also a special thanks goes to the Shelby County Commission who voted.