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Planned Parenthood Suspends Abortion Services in Nashville

NASHVILLE, DECEMBER 11, 2018Responding to the decision announced Monday by Planned Parenthood to suspend abortion services in Nashville:

"Planned Parenthood is the nation's largest provider and promoter of abortion and Nashville's Planned Parenthood facility is reputed to be the busiest abortion center in the Volunteer State," said Brian Harris, president of Tennessee Right to Life.

"With the suspension of abortion services in our state's largest city, Tennessee Right to Life is grateful for a Christmas miracle."

Describing a spike in phone calls to the organization's office from women seeking abortion appointments, Harris cited efforts to provide referrals to agencies and resources to assist abortion-vulnerable women and girls.

"With additional time, information, and alternatives we have witnessed changed hearts and minds of women who have in the last several days chosen life for their unborn children," said Harris. "Right to Life affirms the dignity of every person and we stand ready to assist any woman or girl in need of practical support to save the life of their unborn child." 

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U.S. SUPREME COURT DENIES REQUEST TO OVERTURN PRO-LIFE AMENDMENT 1

SIXTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS' UNANIMOUS DECISION STANDS

NASHVILLE, OCTOBER 1, 2018 - Responding to today’s announcement by the U.S. Supreme Court regarding pro-life Amendment 1, Tennessee Right to Life offered the following comments:

"Today’s announcement is cause for great celebration among Tennessee’s pro-life movement,” said Brian Harris, president of Tennessee Right to Life. “This is the culmination of many years work and Tennessee Right to Life is especially grateful to our state’s voters, legislators, election officials and Attorney General Slatery for staying the course. “

"The people’s voices have been heard and their votes have been counted," said Harris. "Now we have to continue to work for the day when every life is again protected by the laws of our state and nation.”

Background:

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 a legal challenge in Federal Court contesting the manner in which the state tabulated the votes and claiming discrimination against pro-abortion voters.

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