Amendment 1 in 2014 Will Allow Abortion Regulation

Because of a radical 4 to 1 ruling by the Tennessee Supreme Court in 2000, Tennessee now boasts a broader right to abortion than that recognized by Roe v. Wade or the U.S. Constitution.

Basic commonsense protections passed by the Tennessee General Assembly to protect the health and safety of women and girls considering abortion were struck down as violating this newly discovered "right to abortion" within the Tennessee Constitution.

As a result of the pro-abortion ruling in 
Planned Parenthood of Middle Tennessee v. Sundquist, Tennesseans can no longer enforce common sense protections for abortion-vulnerable women or unborn children.

Because each of Tennessee's 8 border states have active policies requiring informed consent, waiting periods and regulation of abortion facilities by state Department of Health, Tennessee has quickly become a destination for women, girls, spouses, partners and parents seeking unregulated abortions.

Since 2000, the primary goal of pro-life Tennesseans has been to overturn this wrong court ruling and restore the ability of citizens and elected officials to decide Tennessee's abortion policies.

Formerly referred to as Senate Joint Resolution 127 (SJR 127), Amendment 1 has been placed on the ballot for public vote in November 2014.