Conservatives who support an anti-abortion amendment to Tennessee’s constitution have launched a yearlong campaign ahead of next year’s vote. They want to get a message out that the measure does not outlaw abortions.Read more ›
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Brentwood Congressman Marsha Blackburn has been chosen to shepherd a bill through the U.S. House banning late term abortions. The original sponsor has become the target of criticism for downplaying how many abortions occur following rape and incest.Read more ›
Abortion advocates say legislation to require an ultrasound prior to an abortion has no real medical purpose, and may not even achieve the intended effect. The proposed state law would force the mother to listen to the heartbeat, and have the development of the pregnancy described to her if she chooses not to look at the image.Read more ›
The Nashville-based Southern Baptist Convention today passed resolutions protesting the treatment of same-sex marriage as a civil rights issue and chastising the federal government for what they consider infringements on religious liberty.Read more ›
The state Senate passed a bill Monday night to fine-tune the definition of a fetus involved in a homicide. The accused would face two charges of homicide if an embryo dies along with the mother.Read more ›
On Thursday, the state House passed a bill that would require all doctors who perform abortions have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.Read more ›
Abortion rights activists feared that an effort to publish the names of doctors who perform abortions could be used to identify individual women who had the procedure. In response, the sponsor of the state legislation cut those parts out.Read more ›
Metro Health has indicated it’s willing to take over federal money that used to go to Planned Parenthood.Read more ›
State lawmakers continued their debate Thursday over the new federal health care overhaul. The Tennessee House of Representatives took up the question of whether abortions can be paid for under the new federal law.Read more ›
Both houses of the Tennessee General Assembly have approved a measure intended to make it harder to “coerce” a woman into having an abortion.Read more ›
Conservative Democrats opposed to abortion say they won’t vote for any public health care plan that includes funding for the procedure. The list includes Tennessee’s Lincoln Davis.
A bill designed to keep federal funds away from Planned Parenthood is advancing through both chambers of the state legislature.Read more ›