Save One Founder and Executive Director, Sheila Harper, is interviewed about her thoughts on the viewing of an ultrasound and her personal experience with abortion. She articulates the issue well to this Channel 2 reporter.
However, due to the disastrous ruling of our TN Supreme Court in 2000, in a law suit brought by ACLU and Planned Parenthood against the state , commonsense regulations voted into law by our elected bipartisan legislators were thrown out . In order to correct this egregious ruling a constitutional amendment called SJR 127 which states that our state constitution, originally written in 1796, did not speak to issue of abortion. It further states that our elected legislators have the right and duty to enact regulations around abortion which is legal through the US Supreme Court decision of 1973. I know sounds so commonsense as to be ridiculous, but the strange ruling of 2000 found that TN has a greater right to abortion than was found in the US Supreme Court decision known as Roe Vs. Wade. Read the constitution and try to find the word abortion. All that to say..... in 2014, Tennesseans must pass this amendment during the Gubernatorial election so we can enact regulations voted on by our elected legislators such as informed consent, reflection periods etc.
However, Harper and Senator Jim Tracy are discussing a bill that would then give women important information before they make a decision that is final. Watch the abortion industry object loudly using talking points like privacy that do not address the fact that they really object to women have medically accurate information including the viewing of their ultrasound and a time to consider this step before making a life altering decision. It adds up to lost revenue and abortions are a very lucrative profession.
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