“The numbers don’t lie. Thousands fewer low-income women are getting the family planning services they need. We need to take a second look at this.” 

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— Shelby County Commissioner Steve Mulroy on the issue of Christ Community Health Services (CCHS) serving fewer women than Planned Parenthood did when it held the county's contract for federal Title X funding. Mulroy co-sponsored a resolution to not renew CCHS' contract that failed in the Shelby County Commission this week. He was one of the commissioners who voted in favor of CCHS getting the Title X contract in 2011, but now he says CCHS hasn't held up its end of the bargain. County Health Department numbers show that CCHS saw 1,471 patients in all 12 months of its second year of receiving Title X funds whereas Planned Parenthood saw 1,488 patients in the three final months of its funding. Mulroy has vowed to keep fighting.

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