Memphis has the highest sexually transmitted infection rates in Tennessee yet the Shelby County Commission wants to play politics with the public’s health.
The Shelby County Commission delayed a vote on $407,000 in grant contracts for HIV prevention services because some commissioners object to a $115,000 contract with Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region for our condom distribution program: Free Condoms Memphis.
These are federal dollars passed through the state to Shelby County for HIV prevention.
This is what defunding Planned Parenthood looks like. Contact your Shelby County Commissioner TODAY to tell them to fund Planned Parenthood NOW.
Since 2013, our Free Condoms Memphis program has distributed over 1.7 million free condoms to prevent the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.
These commissioners don’t care about the epidemic of sexually transmitted infections in our community or the success of Free Condoms Memphis. They just want to use their position and power to score cheap political points.
Send one simple, clear message—the one we need most right now: click HERE to contact your county commissioner today and tell them: I Stand with Planned Parenthood.
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