At the federal level the pending shutdown looks to be keying on federal funding of Planned Parenthood.
In Tennessee it could be the same thing.
In the senate health committee (that I am a member of) funding for health care clinics in Tennessee came up for review. I asked if any money was still going to abortion provider Planned Parenthood.
Nashville and Memphis still turn over money to the abortion provider.
I asked if we could do a budget amendment saying no funding shall go to any group or agency that provides abortion services. The committee went into a spin as arguments for and against started to fly. The committee decided to quit for the day, take a week off and see where we were next Wednesday.
I know where I will be.
I plan to offer the amendment again. If not there, then on the full senate floor.
More to come...