Tennessee House Subcommittee Votes to re-direct 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 …

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6th Circuit unanimously upholds huge pro-life victory in Tennessee’s “Amendment 1”

By Dave Andrusko Yesterday, pressed for time, we provided readers with a brief overview of a major pro-life victory in Tennessee. Today we will go into more depth in discussing the decision by the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse a decision by a district court judge and in the process completely reject …

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Pro-Life Vote Upheld on Amendment 1

Federal Judges Rule Unanimously Against Planned Parenthood JANUARY 9, 2018 – In a resounding victory for pro-life Tennesseans, judges on the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals have rejected a pro-abortion effort to overturn the 2014 voter passage of “Amendment 1.” “Although the subject of abortion rights will continue to be controversial in Tennessee and …

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Tennessee’s Office of the Attorney General Offers Strong Defense of Pro-Life Amendment

U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Considers Merits of Pro-Abortion Challenge To Amendment 1 Editor’s note. The following comes from Tennessee Right to Life. NRLC’s state affiliate. Pro-abortionists are challenging the outcome of the vote on Amendment 1, which passed 53% to 47%. Under the Tennessee Constitution the universe of voters who count for purposes …

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Three-judge panel hears challenge to Tennessee’s pro-life “Amendment 1”

By Dave Andrusko In 2014, Tennessee voters added “Amendment 1” to the state Constitution. The key wording was in the beginning: “Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion.” Eight voters, including a board chair of Planned Parenthood of Middle and East Tennessee, challenged the …

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Oral arguments set on pro-abortion challenge to “Yes on 1” for August 2

Editor’s note. This comes from Tennessee Right to Life, NRLC’s state affiliate. As Tennessee RTL explained in a prior post, “Planned Parenthood board chair, Tracey E. George and other Planned Parenthood board members filed a federal lawsuit claiming that voter rights were violated and that ballots were not accurately counted in the November 4, 2014 …

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Date for oral arguments set on challenge to pro-life Amendment “YES on 1”

By Tennessee Right to Life More than two years after Tennesseans approved pro-life Amendment 1 by a vote of 53% – 47%, oral arguments have been set in the lawsuit brought by Planned Parenthood abortion activists challenging the outcome of the 2014 election. A panel of judges at the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals …

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Pro-Life Tennesseans Have Come So Far

Now, Let’s Stay the Course and Protect Amendment 1 Please encourage your state legislators to work with Tennessee Right to Life in support of meaningful pro-life proposals which strengthen our state’s abortion laws—-not threaten them. By Brian Harris, President, Tennessee Right to Life Contact the House Health Sub-Committee Today. Pro-life Tennesseans made history in 2014 …

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New pro-life law to take effect in Tennessee, largely because of Gov. Haslam’s leadership

By Dave Andrusko Tougher regulations regarding the treatment of the remains of aborted babies are set to go into effect on Friday. This latest pro-life initiative is due largely to the leadership of Governor Bill Haslam, explains Tennessee Right to Life. “The proposed policy was introduced by the Haslam administration as a priority last January …

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“Yes on 1” Campaign Seeks to Intervene On Behalf of Voters Threatened with Disenfranchisement

Motion Filed Friday Morning in State Court Editor’s note. In 2014, voters in Tennessee 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.” The following excerpt comes from a post by Tennessee …

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Tennessee Attorney General appeals pro-abortion ruling to 6th Circuit

Editor’s note. In 2014, voters in Tennessee 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.” The following excerpt comes from a post by Tennessee Right to Life, NRLC’s state affiliate “We …

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Tennessee to appeal federal Judge Kevin Sharp’s ruling singling out Amendment 1, leaves others intact

Editor’s note. Last Friday Judge Kevin Sharp ruled that as many as 80,000 votes cast in the 2014 vote on “Amendment 1” should be thrown out. Sharp took the position that if a voter voted only for the Amendment to the state Constitution, and not also for governor, the vote should not be counted, even …

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