Good news. Mayor Luttrell’s office has withdrawn Planned Parenthood from the proposal, directing federal funds to agencies for HIV prevention.
Mayor Luttrell’s office has emailed the following statement to Planned Parenthood supporters objecting to his action: “Shelby County Government through the Community Services Division and the Shelby County Health Department have the necessary resources to effectively and efficiently handle the condom distribution portion of this grant funded program without the use of a contractor.”
The matter is on the agenda for this coming committee meeting on Wednesday, February 1. Once the measure is passed out of committee, it will go to the full commission for a vote.
Please pray that enough Commissioners will come together to oppose the funding of Planned Parenthood.