By Dave Andrusko Way back on July 1, 2015 we posted a story under the headline, “Pro-Lifers celebrate as Tennessee waiting period and abortion clinic regulation laws take effect.” On that day, the state’s informed consent measure which provides for a 48-hour waiting period for women and girls seeking an abortion after meeting with the …Continue reading "Four years after enactment, Tennessee’s 48 hour waiting period examined in court case"
By Suzanne Burns When Ashley C. arrived at the faith-based maternity home in Tennessee, Foundation House Ministries, directly from a 6-month stint in jail, she was already nearly 8 months pregnant. Even if she weren’t so far along, it would be nearly impossible for her to find traditional employment. She would have found employment difficult …Continue reading "Providing More than Housing for Pregnant Women, Maternity Home Provides On-Site Job Training"
Human Life Protection Act Will Prohibit Abortion When Roe v. Wade is Overturned The state’s oldest and largest pro-life organization publicly thanked Governor Bill Lee for signing into law the Human Life Protection Act (SB1257/HB1029). The law will take effect upon the reversal of Roe v Wade, in whole or in part, by the U.S. …Continue reading "Tennessee Right to Life Applauds Gov. Lee’s Signature on Pro-Life Legislation"
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"