Monday, June 20, 2011

Shell Game?

Tennessee taxpayers deserve a firm assurance that Planned Parenthood funding will end in Shelby County:

Tennessean political reporter Chas Sisk announced via the political blog In Session on Friday that the Shelby County Health Department has agreed, under pressure from Governor Bill Haslam and Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey, not to pass federal "family planning" grant money on to Planned Parenthood. Shelby County, it should be recalled, has been the lone holdout, begging "time" to complete its contracts and "provide services" to clients. The move by the State's most populous county is good news for both pro-life and conservative activists in Tennessee, but if the contents of a letter from the Director of the Shelby County Health Department, Yvonne Madlock, to Tennessee State Health Commissioner Susan Cooper dated Wednesday are to be believed, the saga of Planned Parenthood funding in this State may not be over yet.

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