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.

"The campaign for Amendment 1 focused squarely on restoring several common-sense provisions including informed consent for women and girls considering abortion, a short waiting period to prevent coerced abortion and, most importantly, a requirement that abortion facilities be licensed and inspected," said Brian Harris, president of Tennessee Right to Life.

"That will be the legislative agenda of Tennessee's pro-life movement when the Legislature convenes again in January," said Harris.  "There are likely to be other bills floated but the focus of pro-life leadership is going to be limited to restoring these common-sense provisions which are both constitutionally proven and enjoy broad public support among Tennesseans on both sides of the abortion debate."