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Pro-Life Women in TN State Senate Take Lead and Call Upon Governor For Emergency Oversight of State's Abortion Facilities 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015: Frustrated by the apparent lack of health department regulation of abortion facilities and weak enforcement of state law prohibiting the sale of remains of unborn children killed by abortion, pro-life state Senators are calling upon Governor Bill Haslam and the TN Department of Health to implement emergency rules for abortion providers in the state.

Last week, members of the state House and state Senate Government Operations committee heard testimony from state Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner in which he acknowledged that "if (abortion facilities) were breaking the law, we would not necessarily know this..."

In response, pro-life legislators led by state Senator Mae Beavers(R-Mt. Juliet) have asked the Governor to enact emergency rules for abortion facilities.

"As legislators, we strongly request that our state agencies step up their efforts to make sure abortion clinics are not illegally profiting from the slaughter of unborn children," said Senator Beavers.

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