By Dr. Brent Boles These are interesting times in the battle over abortion here in Tennessee. Four years ago, an effort to amend Tennessee’s state constitution was successful. Years in the making, it was one of the most expensive and vigorously contested ballot measures in the state’s history. It has led to passage of commonsense …Continue reading "As Last Abortion Center in Nashville Closes, Tennessee Doctor Reveals Why Life is Winning"
By Dave Andrusko The ultimate outcome may have been foretold January 9 when a federal appeals court panel rejected a pro-abortion challenge to Tennessee’s “Amendment 1,” the successful 2014 ballot measure that stated “Nothing in this [state] Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion.” It became official this …Continue reading "Supreme Court rejects pro-abortion challenge to Tennessee’s pro-life “Amendment 1”"
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. NASHVILLE, SEPTEMBER 14, 2018 – Tennessee Right to Life weighed in on the U.S. Senate race Friday, citing …Continue reading "Tennessee Pro-Life Group Recalls Former Governor’s Opposition to Legislation"
Having lost in lower courts Planned Parenthood & allies ask Supreme Court to hear their challenge to “Amendment 1” For most Tennessee voters, pro-life Amendment 1 was decided on November 4, 2014, when it was approved 53-47%. But several days later former Planned Parenthood board chair Tracey George joined 7 other pro-abortion activists in filing …Continue reading "Pro-abortionists file still another challenge to Tennessee’s 2014 Pro-Life ballot measure"
By Dave Andrusko The Memphis Business Journal reported earlier today that two Tennessee Planned Parenthood affiliates will merge next month. “The board and the CEOs from both of the [Planned] Parenthood affiliates made a strategic decision that we would be stronger together,” Ashley Coffield told Mary Cashiola, Managing Editor of the Memphis Business Journal. “It …Continue reading "Two Tennessee Planned Parenthood affiliates to merge"
Pro-life law permanently prioritize Title X funds to local public health departments and away from Planned Parenthood Nashville, April 11, 2018–The state’s oldest and largest pro-life organization publicly thanked Governor Bill Haslam today for signing into law the Title X Prioritization Act (SB 2494 / HB 2262). The bill codifies existing policy established in 2011 …Continue reading "Tennessee Right to Life Applauds Gov. Haslam Signature on Pro-Life Legislation"
Permanently Redirects Family Planning Funds to Local Health Departments NASHVILLE, March 23, 2018 – Tennessee Right to Life applauds final passage of legislation which codifies existing policy established in 2011 by the Haslam administration which prioritizes public health departments to receive Title X family planning funds rather than Planned Parenthood abortion facilities in the state. …Continue reading "Tennessee House Joins Senate, Passes Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Facilities"
Would prioritize Title X funds away from PPFA and to public health departments In his first official act the newly-elected pro-abortion governor of New Jersey restored state funding for Planned Parenthood, overturning the pro-life funding policies of outgoing governor Chris Christie. Tennessee must codify into law the pro-life administrative policy of Gov. Bill Haslam to …Continue reading "Step-by-step SB 2494 is steadily advancing in Tennessee Legislature"
Would prioritize Title X funds away from PPFA and to public health departments Recently, the newly-elected pro-abortion governor in another state overturned pro-life funding policies of the outgoing governor and, in his first official act, restored state funding for Planned Parenthood. Tennessee must codify into law the pro-life administrative policy of Gov. Bill Haslam to …Continue reading "Tennessee Senate to vote today on SB 2494, Emails needed"
Editor’s note. The followed is based on an alert distributed by Tennessee Right to Life. Following an approval today from the Tennessee House Health Committee of HB 2262, the Senate companion bill, SB 2494, will be heard Wednesday in the Senate Health and Welfare Committee. If Tennessee is going to continue to prioritize Title X …Continue reading "Tennessee Senate committee to vote on prioritizing Title X away from PPFA and to public health departments"
Thank you! As a result of the strong response last week from pro-life Tennesseans, legislation to permanently re-direct the state’s Title X funds away from Planned Parenthood was passed through the state House Health sub-committee. Tennessee Right to Life is particularly grateful to Chairman Bryan Terry (R-Murfreesboro) and Rep. Cameron Sexton (R-Crossville) for their leadership …Continue reading "Tennessee State House Committee to Vote Tuesday on Re-Directing Family Planning Funds From Planned Parenthood Facilities"
After years of focused efforts by pro-life lawmakers and principled leadership by Gov. Bill Haslam, Tennessee successfully implemented policy in 2011 which has resulted in millions of tax dollars being re-directed away from Planned Parenthood facilities in our state. Under Gov. Haslam’s direction, an administrative process was established which prioritizes public health departments to receive …Continue reading "Tennessee House Subcommittee Votes to re-direct Family Planning Funds From Planned Parenthood Facilities"