“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.
"25-40% OF WOMEN SEEKING ABORTION ARRIVE AT THE ABORTION FACILITY UNDECIDED.....INFORMATION AND TIME BENEFIT WOMEN."
DR. PRISCILLA COLEMAN, BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES, TESTIMONY IN FEDERAL COURT
Last week, leaders of Tennessee Right to Life spent 4 days attending the Federal court trial in the case challenging Tennessee’s Pro-life informed consent and 48-hour waiting laws. We were the only Pro-life group that attended the trial.
In 2015, members of the Tennessee General Assembly overwhelmingly passed a TRL-sponsored law requiring a 48 hour waiting period for any woman seeking an abortion. The law also requires that the woman receive information about her unborn child as well as the possible complications from the procedure. Combining the two provisions was meant to give women truth and time so that abortion facilities could not easily rush a woman into a decision that will affect her for the rest of her life.
The Right to Life-initiated law is credited as one of the reasons the abortion rate in Tennessee is the lowest it’s been since 1974. Click here to view Tennessee's latest abortion numbers. During the trial, Dr. Vanessa Lefler with the TN Dept of Health & Vital Statistics testified that the rate and number of abortions of Tennesseans have been declining since 2008.
After four long years, the case was heard last week in the Middle Tennessee Federal District Court in Nashville by Judge Friedman from Detroit. The list of Plaintiffs’ attorneys included five law groups, two of which are from New York. The Tennessee Attorney General’s office defended the life-protecting measure as they have challenges to Pro-life Amendment 1 and the state's ban on doctor-assisted suicide.