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  • High Court upholds Tenn. pro-life constitution change

    by Tom Strode, posted Tuesday, October 02, 2018 (4 months ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a challenge to Tennessee's Amendment 1 Monday (Oct. 1) by refusing to review a decision upholding the pro-life measure.

    On the first day of its new term, the high court announced it would not review a Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals opinion that sided with the state in a lawsuit against the amendment, which removed a right to abortion and a requirement for abortion funding from the Tennessee constitution. Opponents challenged the 2014 initiative approved by Tennessee voters on the basis of the way election officials counted ballots, not on the basis of a right to abortion.

    Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore said the justices "made the right decision." Read More

  • Tenn. pro-lifers hopeful despite court setback

    by David Roach, posted Friday, April 29, 2016 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- In response to a federal judge's ruling against supporters of Tennessee's pro-life constitutional amendment adopted in 2014, the state's leading pro-life organization says it believes the case ultimately will be decided by the state supreme court and the amendment upheld.

    Proponents of Tennessee Amendment 1 filed a motion in state court today (April 29) asking to be recognized as parties to the ... Read More

  • Pro-choice advocates challenge Amendment 1 win

    by Staff, posted Friday, November 14, 2014 (4 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- "Absurd" is how state election officials are describing a legal challenge to the success of Amendment 1 in Tennessee, a constitutional provision that allows lawmakers to regulate how and where abortions are performed in the state. Read More

  • Pro-lifers win in Tenn., gain ground in Colo.

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, November 05, 2014 (4 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Tennesseans approved Nov. 4 a constitutional amendment to allow legislative regulations on abortions there, while measures in North Dakota and Colorado to affirm the beginning of life at conception failed at the polls.

    Still, Southern Baptists in Colorado view the election of pro-life U.S. Senate candidate Cory Gardner as a victory for unborn children, and North Dakotans will continue to proclaim the value of life from conception, leaders told Baptist Press. Read More