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NASHVILLE, DECEMBER 19, 2019 - On Wednesday, ACLU, ACLU of Tennessee and Carafem abortion provider filed suit in Middle Tennessee District Court over a zoning ordinance passed by Mount Juliet officals seeking to disallow abortion within city limits.

Responding to the pro-abortion lawsuit, the local chapter of Tennessee Right to Life made the following statement:

"Wilson County Right to Life is deeply saddened by the fact that Carafem is not only performing medical abortion, but is working toward expanding its abortion services to include surgical abortions in our community through this suit," said Trecia Dillingham, President of Wilson County Right to Life. "We regret that we now share the label of abortion destination along with four other Tennessee communities."

"There are thousands of people who are ready to be adoptive parents who long for that opportunity. We are praying that the women and girls who are coming to Mt. Juliet to end the life of their precious baby would be divinely redirected to choose life," Dillingham continued. To join Wilson County in their pro-life efforts go to

"It's tragic that as most Tennesseans are preparing to celebrate the birth of a child, pro-abortion activists are attacking the fundamental right to life," said Will Brewer, legislative lobbyist for Tennessee Right to Life. "This litigation underscores the paramount importance of carefully drafting public policies that can withstand the highest constitutional scrutiny," said Brewer.

During 2019 Tennessee Right to Life has received over 550 calls from women and girls seeking abortions since the announced suspension of abortions at Nashville's Planned Parenthood on December 10, 2018 and the opening of Carafem in Mount Juliet.

Thankfully we have compassionate and skilled advocates ready to counsel these women and guide them toward life-affirming alternatives to abortion.


“We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers; remembering without ceasing your work of faith and labor of love and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, before our God and Father…"  1 Thessalonians 2-3

God in His wisdom has connected us all in this struggle for LIFE.  He has brought us together for this time and this place so that we can save lives and change hearts.  We have been called to build a Culture of Life and while doing so, give glory to God.

God is all-powerful and all-knowing, and He could end abortion at any moment but instead He calls us to participate in this struggle.  He allows us to be part of this life saving work and calls us to oppose the evil of abortion, and it will be through His grace that abortion will end.  Until then, we must pray for faithfulness to His calling and obedience to His will.

It is a mystery to us, but scripture assures us that God will bring good from evil.  The cross bears witness to this…something so evil and so horrendous brought about the greatest good ever: the resurrection and the gift of redemption. And we are forever grateful.

This Thanksgiving, please know that those of us at Tennessee Right to Life are grateful for your work of faith, labor of love and patience of hope.  May God bless you abundantly for all you do for LIFE and truth.  While we give thanks to Almighty God, let us pray that we will always be open to the good that He wants to work through us.