County Commission Approves CCHC Contract for Title X
Election of Brent Taylor as new commissioner was one of many factors in completing GOP purge of Planned Parenthood.
October 18, 2011 at 10:56AM
Some hours after Monday’s meeting of the Shelby County Commission, Democratic member Steve Mulroy, famously a steadfast advocate for his causes, faced up to an awkward but necessary task — that of explaining to his liberal constituency why he had voted along with the Commission’s conservatives on the key issue of the day. When, after a longish debate, the roll had been called on the matter of approving a $397,000 contract with Christ Community Health Center to perform family planning services in tandem with the Shelby County Health Department, Mulroy had joined the Commission majority in voting Aye, making the final tally 9-4 in favor — an outcome that dashed the hopes of Planned Parenthood supporters, who had sought to block the contract and reopen the bidding.