Friday, June 10, 2011
Not for thee PP
It is official. Within the next 60 days Planned Parenthood will no longer receive taxpayer dollars anywhere in Tennessee.
Big kudos go out to Governor Bill Haslam and Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey who brought pressure on the two local health departments (Davidson and Shelby) to use all their title X funds in house and not put any out for outside providers.
I would be remiss if I did not mention how we would not be here today without the help of a lot of people who brought the pressure and kept it up until it got done.
Brian Harris and Tennessee Right To Life have been out front and vocal in their desire to defund Planned Parenthood.
David Oatney brought the heat and kept the story going when others thought it was a dead issue. Kudos also go out to Ken Morrerro who kept the torch burning and dug deep to keep the issue fresh. These three people encouraged people to make the calls and send the E mails until it got done.
Good Job. Extra feathers go in the hats of these people.
Least we forget, thanks to all the people who called, sent e mails and Facebooked about this issue. Robbin Smith, Steve Gill, Tony Shipley You guys also deserve an extra tip of the hat for all your rabble rousing. As has often been said it is a dedicated group of people who get good things done.
You did it!