Politics

Tennessee Pro-Life Group Recalls Former Governor’s Opposition to Legislation

Editor’s note. Tennessee Right to Life posted the following in response to a comment made yesterday by pro-abortion former Gov. Phil Bredesen who is running for the Senate, about the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Pro-abortion former Gov. Phil Bredesen who is running for the Senate from Tennessee

NASHVILLE, SEPTEMBER 14, 2018 – Tennessee Right to Life weighed in on the U.S. Senate race Friday, citing Phil Bredesen’s pro-abortion record as governor. “Mr. Bredesen is attempting to muddy his position on abortion but many Tennesseans recall his refusal to sign legislation preventing abortion from becoming a funded benefit in health care plans,” said Brian Harris, president of Tennessee Right to Life.

In 2010, during Bredesen’s second term, the Legislature overwhelmingly passed language to opt out of pro-abortion mandates of the Affordable Care Act. The law states “No health care plan required to be established in this state through an exchange pursuant to federal health care reform legislation enacted by the 111th Congress shall offer coverage for abortion services. It passed the state House 70-23 and the state Senate 27-3.

Bredesen refused to sign the legislation and it became law despite his opposition.

“The former governor is trying to have it both ways when it comes to abortion,” said Harris. “By refusing to take a position on the Kavanaugh nomination, Mr. Bredesen is attempting to appear neutral in order to win election in a pro-life state.’’ On Wednesday Bredesen told reporters that Kavanaugh’s position on abortion is “certainly not as important to me as it is for some Democrats” and refused to say whether he supports the Kavanaugh nomination.

“Mr. Bredesen is trying to play both sides but most Tennesseans strongly favor the confirmation of the President’s judicial nominees, including Kavanaugh” said Harris. “It should be no secret or surprise where Bredesen will come down on future nominations if elected to the U.S. Senate. His record shows it will not be on the side of vulnerable unborn children.”

Recent Posts

Doesn’t everyone know that women lead most pro-life organizations, including National Right to Life’s own Carol Tobias?

Meet the women working to overturn Roe v. Wade and restrict abortions across America: The… Read More

22 mins ago

Newest Gerber Baby Isa is an ‘amazing little girl’ with a limb difference

By Nancy Flanders  During a prenatal appointment at 18 weeks, Isa Slish’s parents learned that… Read More

32 mins ago

The abortion “language war” and the unyielding perseverance of pro-lifers

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. Today’s repost of a story that appeared in NRL News… Read More

42 mins ago

The many ways abortion providers deceive women: The reversal of chemical abortion 

By Christa Brown  Editor’s note: The following is an edited version of the seventh in… Read More

52 mins ago

Assisted suicide is a cancer that is destroying authentic palliative care. 

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Terry O'Neill wrote an excellent article that… Read More

1 hour ago

Facts 37 & 38 of 40 Weeks 40 Facts

Weeks 37 & 38: The baby is about the size of a honeydew melon at… Read More

20 hours ago