Tennessee Right to Life Statement on ACLU, Carafem Lawsuit

ACLU, Carafem Abortion Facility File Lawsuit to Perform More Abortions in Mount Juliet

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 wilsoncountyrighttolife.com.

"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.