February 7, 2012
Planned Parenthood Sues Tennessee After Losing HIV Funding
Two Planned Parenthood groups have filed a lawsuit against the State of Tennessee for withholding funding for HIV and syphilis prevention programs, The Tennessean reports. The Greater Memphis and Middle and East Tennessee Planned Parenthood chapters argued that political anti-abortion motivations were behind the state’s decision to bar the organization from receiving funds for sexually transmitted infection (STI) programs. Planned Parenthood noted that no other groups were barred from funding and its stance on abortion had nothing to do with the fact that it has run successful STI prevention programs for more than 10 years. The state has not yet responded to the suit.
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