Because of radical court rulings which struck down protections for abortion-vulnerable women and girls, Tennessee has become a destination for those seeking unregulated abortion. Nearly 25% of all abortions in Tennessee are now performed on out-of-state women and nearly half of the state’s abortion facilities are not inspected or licensed by the Tennessee Department of Health due to these court decisions*. In November 2014 Tennessee voters will decide whether or not to restore basic health and safety standards in our state for women and girls considering abortion.
I will vote Yes on 1 in 2014 to promote health and safety standards in Tennessee for women and girls considering abortion and to prevent Tennessee from remaining an abortion destination!
*Planned Parenthood v Sundquist, 2000 and TN Dept. of Health v. Boyle, 2002