Planned Parenthood suspends abortion services in Tennessee

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 28, 2022 5:39 PM CT | Published: June 28, 2022 1:51 PM CT
<strong>Protesters marched in support of Planned Parenthood on Saturday May 14.</strong> (Lucy Garrett/Special to The Daily Memphian)

Protesters marched in support of Planned Parenthood on Saturday May 14. (Lucy Garrett/Special to The Daily Memphian)

“This decision was not made lightly,” said Ashley Cofield, CEO of Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi. “And it’s due to Tennessee’s legal landscape, which is extremely hostile to abortion access.” 

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Aisling Mäki

Aisling Mäki

Aisling Mäki has spent the better part of two decades writing about Memphis. A former digital journalist for WMC Action News 5 and staff reporter for Memphis Daily News, her work has also appeared in The Commercial Appeal, High Ground News, I Love Memphis, Inside Memphis Business, The Memphis Flyer, Memphis Parent, Memphis Magazine and Tri-State Defender. 


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