Why Yes on 1 in Tennessee

This is from the Yes on 1 page. The link below goes to their page. Early voting starts Wednesday, Oct. 15.

Why Yes on 1

Who We Are

YES on 1 is a community-based outreach to raise awareness of the proposed pro-life constitutional amendment slated for public vote in 2014. Local committees in support of YES on 1 are being developed in communities, counties, churches and campuses across the state. Because of a radical 4-1 ruling by the Tennessee Supreme Court in 2000, Tennessee now boasts a broader right to abortion than that recognized by Roe v. Wade or the U.S. Constitution.

Background

Basic commonsense protections passed by the Tennessee General Assembly to protect the health and safety of women and girls considering abortion were struck down as violating this newly discovered “right to abortion” within the Tennessee Constitution.

As a result of the pro-abortion ruling in Planned Parenthood of Middle Tennessee v. Sundquist, Tennesseans can no longer enforce common sense protections for abortion-vulnerable women or unborn children.

Because each of Tennessee’s 8 border states have active policies requiring informed consent, waiting periods and regulation of abortion facilities by state Department of Health, Tennessee has quickly become a destination for women, girls, spouses, partners and parents seeking unregulated abortions.

Since 2000, the primary goal of pro-life Tennesseans has been to overturn this wrong court ruling and restore the ability of citizens and elected officials to decide Tennessee’s abortion policies.

Formerly referred to as Senate Joint Resolution 127 (SJR 127), Amendment 1 has been placed on the ballot for public vote in November 2014.

Why Yes on 1

Vote Yes on 1 to open the door for informed consent for women and girls considering abortion, inspection or regulation of abortion facilities, and hospitalization requirement for later term abortions.

via Why Yes on 1 – Yes on 1.

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