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Tennessee Right to Life Legislative Action Center

State House Committee to Vote on Re-Directing Family Planning Funds From Planned Parenthood Facilities

Thank you! As a result of the strong response last week from pro-life Tennesseans, legislation to permanently re-direct the state's Title X funds away from Planned Parenthood was passed through the state House Health sub-committee. Tennessee Right to Life is particularly grateful to Chairman Bryan Terry (R-Murfreesboro) and Rep. Cameron Sexton (R-Crossville) for their leadership in moving the pro-life bill forward.

HB 2262 by Rep. Bill Dunn will now be heard on Tuesday, February 20, at 10:30 a.m. Please encourage members of the full House Health Committee to protect Tennessee tax-payers, abortion-vulnerable women and unborn children by voting YES on House Bill 2262.

Please contact the committee members and urge their strongest support for protecting Tennessee tax-payers from funding Planned Parenthood's abortion industry. Ask committee members to VOTE YES ON PRO-LIFE HB 2262 on Tuesday.

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Pro-Life Vote Upheld on Amendment 1: Judges Rule Unanimously Against Planned Parenthood

JANUARY 9, 2018 - In a resounding victory for pro-life Tennesseans, Judges on the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals have rejected a pro-abortion effort to overturn the 2014 voter passage of Amendment 1.

"Although the subject of abortion rights will continue to be controversial in Tennessee and across our nation, it is time for uncertainty surrounding the people's 2014 approval and ratification of Amendment 1 to be put to rest," wrote Senior Judge David McKeague, a 2005 appointee of George W. Bush.

Tennessee Right to Life expresses profound gratitude to the many supporters, advocates, and voters who sacrificed to see Amendment 1 placed on the ballot and passed by public vote. It was made necessary by a radical pro-abortion decision by the Tennessee Supreme Court in 2000 which wrongly declared a so-called "fundamental right to abortion" in the Tennessee Constitution thereby making enforcement of common-sense protections impossible in Tennessee.

Passage of SJR 127 and Amendment 1 remained the top priority and legislative goal of Tennessee Right to Life for more than 16 years.

"Today's ruling is vindication of the state's amendment process and victory for the thousands of pro-life Tennesseans who sacrificed to see Amendment 1 passed," said Brian Harris, president of Tennessee Right to Life.

"We are grateful to the legislators who placed the amendment on the ballot, to voters who approved it, and to the Attorney General, Secretary of State, and Coordinator of Elections who all worked tirelessly to defend it," said Harris. "The voices of Tennessee's voters have been heard and, as a result, public policy decisions on the matter of abortion can be rightly debated and determined by the people's representatives."