This is how they are going to spin it....letter today in Memphis Commercial Appeal...
First they are going to ignore federal law and lead with the scare....
"amendment one would allow legislators to ban abortions even in the cases of rape, incest and life of the mother."Scare tactics....truth does not matter. Legalized abortion is federal law and state law cannot supersede federal law. What they really fear is that Roe Vs. Wade may fall some day and they are wanting to prepare for that. Actually the abortion industry holds TN as a model for other states on how to achieve unregulated abortion on demand at any stage of the pregnancy.
"These regulations and laws the other side wants seek to shame,stigmatize and deter women from choosing abortion."
Really ? Requiring abortion facilities to be inspected and regulated and meet the same standards as other outpatient surgery centers is intended to shame? Having late term abortions done in hospitals is a stigma? Informed consent is a deterrent?
"It’s perplexing that the writer suggests Tennessee has become an “abortion destination”
Latest stats from CDC says that Tennessee is 3rd in the states for doing abortions on girls and women who reside out of state. Most Tennesseans would not see this as a source of pride.
"In fact, a requirement passed by the General Assembly in 2012 led to the closure of several clinics and forced some physicians to stop providing abortions."
This administrative regulation by our pro life governor states that abortionists must have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. Is it a bad thing, that doctors who cannot meet these minimal standards cannot provide abortions at these uninspected and unregulated centers?
Any regulations to inform or protect the safety and health of the women suddenly become an affront to their privacy. Do we think let the buyer beware is good enough for abortion vulnerable girls and women?
Our points are strong. Don't be led astray by scare tactics and misinformation. Let everyone know why we should vote yes on one. Here is the wording of the amendment.
Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion. The people retain the right through their elected state representatives and state senators to enact, amend, or repeal statutes regarding abortion, including, but not limited to, circumstances of pregnancy resulting from rape or incest or when necessary to save the life of the mother.