Funding for Planned Parenthood has been under attack in several states and the agency, along with the Obama administration, is taking legal action to force states to pay for what they term “non-abortion” services.

It is illegal under federal law to use federal funds to pay for abortion services. However, Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers can use federal funds to pay for services such as cancer screenings and birth control pills.

Former Planned Parenthood employees who asked not be identified, say they “routinely” shifted funds so they could be used to pay for abortion services. This has been the primary motivating factor for pro-life legislators at the federal and state level to strip funding to the agency.

Brian Harris, president of Tennessee Right to Life, is fighting a battle similar to the one seen in Indiana.

“Tennessee is in a better place in regards to pro-life issues with the executive and legislation branch than we have been in years,” Harris confirmed to The Christian Post. “However, the governor’s decision to hold over the previous pro-abortion Commissioner of Health has presented us with some challenges.”

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