Circuit Court Judge Michael Binkley Rules Against Planned Parenthood claims Editor’s note. In 2014, Tennessee voters added “Amendment 1” to the state Constitution. The key wording is in the beginning: “Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion.” Pro-life voters were handed a victory late …Continue reading "State Court Judge Upholds Outcome of Tennessee’s Amendment 1"
Editor’s note. This update comes courtesy of Tennessee Right to Life, NRLC’s state affiliate. By way of background, in 2014, voters added “Amendment 1” to the state Constitution. The key wording is in the beginning: “Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion.” It was …Continue reading "Tennessee Attorney General Leads Efforts to Defend “Amendment 1” and Voters"
By Brian Harris, President, Tennessee Right to Life On Tuesday morning, the trial began. Lawyers for Planned Parenthood activists are arguing that the state’s long-established process for counting votes and ratifying amendments to the state constitution somehow violated the rights of pro-abortion voters who opposed pro-life Amendment 1. Unable to win at the ballot box …Continue reading "Tennessee Planned Parenthood takes “Amendment 1” to Court"
By Dave Andrusko While the state of Florida battles an activist judge to ensure that its 24 hour waiting period goes (and stays) in effect, in Tennessee, the fruits of the state’s long-term pro-life commitment were on display. Taking effect today is the state’s informed consent measure which provides for a 48-hour waiting period for …Continue reading "Pro-Lifers celebrate as Tennessee waiting period and abortion clinic regulation laws take effect"
By Dave Andrusko For the final post of the day, a short but important story. Quoting the Associated Press The passage of Amendment 1 was the state’s [Tennessee’s] top news story of 2014 as voted on by reporters and editors of The Associated Press, AP member newspapers and broadcast subscribers. NRL News Today and …Continue reading "Passage of pro-life” Amendment 1” voted top Tennessee story for 2014"
Editor’s note. NRL News Today has carried many stories about Tennessee’s Amendment 1. (See, for example, nrlc.cc/1w42g8o, nrlc.cc/1lGSkOy, and nrlc.cc/1lGSpls.) Always overwrought, of late opponents have gone into overdrive, trying to defeat an amendment to the Tennessee Constitution that will be on the ballot this November. The following rebuttal takes on a few of …Continue reading "Opponents of Amendment 1 are having trouble with the truth"
Newspaper Ads Across the State Disregard Facts, Victims of Taliban Regime Editor’s note. This update was provided by “yes on 1” Calling themselves “Tennesseans for Preservation of Personal Privacy, Inc.,” well-funded pro-abortion opponents of Amendment 1 paid for large ads to be placed in papers across the state on Sunday, May 25. Each ad …Continue reading "Pro-Abortion Activists Attack Amendment 1, Calling Pro-Life Supporters “Tennessee Taliban”"
As a result of a ruling in 2000 by the TN Supreme Court, Tennessee now boasts a broader right to abortion than that recognized by Roe v. Wade. The ruling stands as a major roadblock to enactment of many meaningful protections for the unborn and their mothers. For that reason, TN has become an abortion …Continue reading "Tennessee Should Be Known For These Things, Not Abortion"
By Dave Andrusko With data sure to play a role in the debate over an amendment to the Tennessee state Constitution, figures from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) show that while the overall number of abortions has gone down in the state over the past decade, there’s been a steady increase in the …Continue reading "Data show fewer abortions in Tennessee but many more to women coming from out of state"
One year ahead of election day November 2014, pro-life advocates in Tennessee are kicking off efforts to pass an amendment to the Tennessee Constitution, a pro-life amendment which would nullify a 2000 decision by the Tennessee Supreme Court which wrongly claimed a “fundamental right to abortion” in the state Constitution. At a benefit dinner last …Continue reading "Pro-life supporters launch campaign to pass “Amendment 1” to Tennessee Constitution"
By Dave Andrusko Literally years in the making, proponents and opponents of Amendment 1 are gearing up for a vote on an amendment to the Tennessee constitution November 2014. The proposed language to be added says “Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion.” As …Continue reading "Battle kicks off over pro-life Amendment 1 to Tennessee Constitution"