Speak Up for Life: Pro-Life Legislators Need to Hear From You

On April 1, 2015, Tennessee's state House will take the next step toward restoring common-sense policies on abortion and will take up measures providing informed consent and a 48-hour waiting period before an abortion may be performed as well as a requirement that abortion facilities be inspected and licensed as other out-patient surgical centers. HB 977 (informed consent/waiting period) and HB 1368 (abortion facility regulation) will be heard by the House Health Committee chaired by state Representative Cameron Sexton (R-Crossville.) Click here to immediately contact the members of the committee and urge their strong support for HB 977 by Rep. Matthew Hill  and Rep. Debra Moody and HB 1368 by Rep. Susan Lynn. (Please see list of members of the committee below.) Continue reading

Pro-Life Protections Pass First Legislative Hurdle

Tennessee's state House took the first steps today toward restoring common-sense policies on abortion with sub-committee passage of measures providing informed consent and a 48-hour waiting period before an abortion may be performed as well as a requirement that abortion facilities be inspected and licensed as other out-patient surgical centers. Continue reading

Restore Life in TN: YES on HB 977 and HB 1368

After many years of struggle, Tennessee's state House is about to begin debate of common sense protections for women, girls and unborn children.  Because of radical court rulings, Tennessee lost the ability to regulate the practice of abortion which has resulted in the tragic distinction of our state becoming a top abortion destination. Now, following passage of Amendment 1, Tennessee's lawmakers can again enact meaningful safeguards and the legislative effort to do so begins this Tuesday, March 24.   Bills to restore informed consent, a 48 hour waiting period and to require regulation of abortion facilities will be heard by the House Health Sub-Committee chaired by state Representative Ryan Williams(R-Cookeville.)   Click here to immediately contact the members of the sub-committee and urge their strong support for HB 1368 by Rep. Susan Lynn.  House Bill 1368 would require that abortion facilities be licensed and inspected as ambulatory surgical centers and held to the same standards for health and safety. Continue reading

The State of Abortion in the United States

National Right to Life releases new report examining the current status of abortion in the United States WASHINGTON – Today, the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of 50 state right-to-life affiliates and more than 3,000 local chapters, released its second annual report examining “The State of Abortion in America.” The report summarizes key legislative developments at the state and federal level, finds that the annual number of abortions continues to decline, and shows that a majority continue to oppose the vast majority of abortions allowed under the doctrine of Roe v. Wade. “While recent reports show a significant decrease in the annual number of abortions, tragically, nearly 3,000 unborn children are still killed every day in the United States,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “As we prepare to observe the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade and its companion case, Doe v. Bolton, the pro-life movement stands ready to make tremendous gains in 2015 on behalf of mothers and their unborn children.” Continue reading

Pro-Life Women Announce Bills to Restore Protective Policies

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - Several female members of the state Legislature have announced legislation which would restore common-sense policies regarding the practice of abortion in Tennessee. During a Capitol Hill press conference held hours before the opening of the 109th General Assembly, state Senator Mae Beavers (Mount Juliet) joined Representatives Susan Lynn (Mount Juliet) and Debra Moody (Covington) to announce their intentions to promote passage of several policies including informed consent for women and girls considering abortion, a short waiting period and a requirement that abortion facilities be held to the same health and safety standards as other out-patient surgical facilities. Continue reading

Tennessee Right to Life Announces Legislative Focus for Upcoming Session

Informed Consent, Short Waiting Period, and Licensure of Abortion Facilities Nashville---The state's oldest and largest pro-life organization reiterated its focus for the upcoming legislative session:  restoring previously passed protections which were struck down by activist state court abortion rulings in 2000 and 2002. Continue reading