Legislation to protect viable unborn children from abortion in Tennessee was moved forward yesterday (Wednesday, April 19) 7-2 following a lengthy debate in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Testimony may be viewed here (please either click on SB1180 below the video screen or move the video forward to 20:04.)
Tennessee Right to Life expresses gratitude to committee members voting in support of SB 1180 by Sen. Joey Hensley, M.D. including Chairman Brian Kelsey, and Senators Mike Bell, Janice Bowling, Jon Lundberg, Doug Overbey, Kerry Roberts, and John Stevens. Pro-abortion Senators Lee Harris and Sara Kyle voted in opposition.
In the House, companion bill HB 1189 by Rep. Matthew Hill was moved out of Finance Sub-committee to the full committee by a voice vote. Tennessee Right to Life is grateful for the pro-life leadership of sub-committee Chairman Gerald McCormick.
It is anticipated that the TN Infants Protection Act will move next week to the Senate floor and the full committee of the House Finance Ways and Means will vote on the bill on Tuesday, April 25 at 3:00 pm (CDT).
Your voice is needed to counter the energized pro-abortion activists who are flooding legislators with opposition to this common sense protection for children who would otherwise be able to live outside the womb.
- Send an email in support of SB 1180 to your state Senator today!
- Send an email in support of HB 1189 to the House Finance Committee members today!
- Plan to attend either the House Finance committee meeting on Tuesday, April 25 at 3:00 pm(CDT) at Legislative Plaza or the Senate consideration of the bill next week.