Statement from Lt. Gov Ron Ramsey; July 5, 2012:
Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey made the following statement after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced plans to give an annual grant of $395,000 to Planned Parenthood Memphis:
“By funneling federal tax dollars to abortion providers in Tennessee, Barack Obama has proven once again why he needs to be defeated for a second term. Tennessee has taken a stand against Planned Parenthood’s pro-abortion shell game and defunded these organizations for a reason.
“This money is a clear attempt to subvert the actions of state government and prop up a culture of death on the decline. The need for pro-life leadership in the White House has never been stronger.”