Post Tagged with: "Abortion"

Both pro life and pro choice advocates are expected to spend a combined $1 million on Tennessee's constitutional amendment. Credit: Steve Rhodes via Flickr

Amendment Supporter Says It Won’t Outlaw TN Abortions, Yet

November 4, 2013 at 10:14 pm

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.

Blackburn Tapped To Lead Debate On Late Term Abortions

Blackburn Tapped To Lead Debate On Late Term Abortions

June 18, 2013 at 4:00 am

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. 

Ultrasound Requirement  Deemed Offensive by Abortion Advocates

Ultrasound Requirement Deemed Offensive by Abortion Advocates

February 15, 2013 at 5:00 am

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.

Baptist Gathering Approves Statements on Homosexuality and Government’s Treatment of Religion

June 20, 2012 at 5:10 pm

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.

Assault on a Pregnant Woman Would Be Two Charges Under New Law

Assault on a Pregnant Woman Would Be Two Charges Under New Law

April 23, 2012 at 10:50 pm

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.

House Passes ‘Life Defense Act’ Putting New Rule on Abortion Doctors

March 30, 2012 at 5:11 am

On Thursday, the state House passed a bill that would require all doctors who perform abortions have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.

Lawmaker Strips Anti-Abortion Bill of Controversial Reporting Requirements

March 21, 2012 at 3:56 pm

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.

Family Planning Funds Will Be Entirely Administered by Metro

June 10, 2011 at 5:47 pm

Metro Health has indicated it’s willing to take over federal money that used to go to Planned Parenthood.

Anti-Abortion Amendment to Go on Ballot in 2014

May 20, 2011 at 3:08 pm

After a four-year campaign, anti-abortion activists today got final approval to put the abortion question before the voters at the next governor’s election.

Abortion Amendment up to the State House

April 18, 2011 at 9:47 pm

Eleven years ago the Tennessee Supreme Court found that the state constitution protects a woman’s right to an abortion. But Monday the state Senate approved a measure to allow voters to overturn that decision.

House Passes Abortion Coverage Ban

April 13, 2010 at 5:54 am

Tennessee lawmakers Monday night approved a bill that explicitly bars coverage of abortion in any plan funded by the recently passed federal health care reform.

State House Argues Over Abortion Funding In Federal Health Care Overhaul

April 8, 2010 at 5:16 pm

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.

Legislation Requires “Anti-Coercion” Signs In Abortion Clinics

March 31, 2010 at 5:36 pm

Both houses of the Tennessee General Assembly have approved a measure intended to make it harder to “coerce” a woman into having an abortion.

Congressman Davis Wants Abortion Funding Out of Health Overhaul

July 13, 2009 at 8:21 am

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.

Abortion Amendment Finally Passes State House

May 19, 2009 at 6:23 am

Voters in Tennessee are closer than ever to weighing in on abortion restrictions.

Legislation to Channel Money Away From Planned Parenthood Advances

May 6, 2009 at 5:37 pm

A bill designed to keep federal funds away from Planned Parenthood is advancing through both chambers of the state legislature.