As a result of a ruling in 2000 by the TN Supreme Court, Tennessee now boasts a broader right to abortion than that recognized by Roe v. Wade.
The ruling stands as a major roadblock to enactment of many meaningful protections for the unborn and their mothers.
For that reason, TN has become an abortion destination for neighboring states. This should not be Tennessee’s legacy.
1. The Grand Ole Opry
2. Memphis-style BBQ
3. The Great Smoky Mountains
Thanks to The War of 1812, Tennessee is known as the Volunteer State. Even during the Gulf War, Tennesseans continued to volunteer. More soldiers were deployed from The Volunteer State than any other state during the Gulf War.
5. Beale Street in Memphis: Home of the Blues
6. Moon Pies
7. Elvis Presley’s Graceland
8. Dolly Parton’s Dollywood
9. Ruby Falls
10. Davy Crockett
Tennessee should NOT be known for abortion.
Tennessee should not be known as an abortion destination. Currently 1 in 4 abortions in Tennessee is performed on an out-of-state woman. Abortions on out-of-state women have increased by 30% over the last decade.
This November, Tennesseans will have the chance to vote for Amendment 1 to clarify that the State Constitution does not include a “right” to an abortion. Amendment 1’s passage would allow Tennesseans and their elected lawmakers to enact protections for unborn children and their mothers.