Memphis Planned Parenthood gets 3-year grant

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced a grant of $395,000 a year for the next three years to Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region.

FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2011 file photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is seen in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced a grant of $395,000 a year for the next three years to Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region.

A news release said the money will provide Title X family planning services, including birth control and related health care, annual wellness exams and cancer screenings and testing for sexually transmitted diseases.

Planned Parenthood in Memphis said it had provided these services for more than 30 years until last year when county health officials awarded the funding to Christ Community Health Services.

Meanwhile, the Susan B. Anthony List criticized the federal grant in a news release, calling Planned Parenthood "America's largest abortion provider."


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