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Tennessee Right to Life Legislative Action Center


With so much attention focused on Monday's solar eclipse, it is easily understood why Dr. Bernard Nathanson, a former abortion provider, entitled his landmark film of a dismemberment abortion Eclipse of Reason. Dr. Nathanson knew that legalized abortion had created a blind spot for the American people and that the lack of knowledge about the procedure had left the nation in the dark about what abortion really was.

As a founder of the National Abortion Rights Action League in 1967, Nathanson was personally responsible for 60,000 abortions.  But through ultrasound technology, he ultimately became convinced that abortion is the taking of a human life.  “For the first time, we could really see the human fetus, measure it, observe it, watch it, and indeed bond with it and love it,” Nathanson later wrote in “The Hand of God: A Journey from Death to Life by the Abortion Doctor Who Changed His Mind” (Regnery Publishing, 1996). “I began to do that.”

He left the abortion industry and became a leading pro-life advocate.

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Tennessee's Office of the Attorney General Offers Strong Defense Of Pro-Life Amendment

U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Considers Merits of Pro-Abortion Challenge

Tennessee Right to Life expresses profound gratitude to the Office of Tennessee's Attorney General for strongly defending the 2014 election outcome on pro-life Amendment 1.  In particular, Sarah Campbell, special assistant to the Attorney General, was well prepared and indefatigable last week when arguing that the state's manner of counting votes on Amendment 1 properly followed the process laid forth by the Tennessee Constitution. 

"Tennessee did exactly what it had done in prior elections, exactly what it told voters it was going to do and exactly what the constitution says," Campbell told the 3-judge panel who heard oral arguments in the Planned Parenthood challenge of pro-life Amendment 1.

"There was no basis for the federal court to intervene," she said, adding that former federal judge Kevin Sharp's pro-abortion ruling last year ordering a recount of ballots "infringes on Tennessee's sovereignty."

Campbell was joined at the counsel table by Attorney General Senior Counsel Janet Klinefelter which presented a striking contrast to the all-male team of pro-abortion lawyers, led by former TN Bar President Bill Harbison.

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