10 Feb '12, 9pm

Planned Parenthood Sues Tennessee To Restore Grant Funding | Care2 Causes

One benefit to come from the implosion of the Komen for the Cure brand after its overtly-political decision to defund cancer screening grants to Planned Parenthood is the spotlight focused on the less-direct avenues the hard right is taking to attack access to women’s health care services. A good example of these back-door efforts to strip Planned Parenthood of funding is going on in Tennessee. This week Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region and Planned Parenthood Middle and East Tennessee sued the Tennessee Department of Health in federal court to restore preventative care funding under the HIV Prevention Services Grant program and the Syphilis Elimination Grant program. Planned Parenthood won funding for community education and health services work in these programs in August 2011 after a competitive bidding process. In December 2011 those grant contracts were droppe...

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