This week, Anna Yocca, the 32 year old Tennessee woman who has been in jail a year waiting trial over allegations that she attempted to induce her own abortion, was released after pleading guilty to attempted procurement of a miscarriage.
A Tennessee woman accused of attempting to induce her own abortion pled not guilty yesterday to three new felony charges from a grand jury including aggravated assault with a weapon, attempted procurement of a miscarriage and attempted criminal abortion.
A federal court on Friday ordered Tennessee election officials to recount the votes cast during the 2014 election on Amendment 1, an anti-abortion state constitutional amendment.
Voters in Tennessee have mounted a legal challenge to a 2014 state constitutional amendment — known as Amendment 1 — declaring that there is no right to abortion in Tennessee, even in cases of rape, incest, or life endangerment.
In a win for reproductive justice advocates, a Tennessee bill that would have permanently extended the state’s dangerous “Fetal Assault Law” was defeated in a 3-3 committee vote on Tuesday. The law will now sunset on July 1st.
A Tennessee woman was arrested and charged with attempted murder last week, three months after an attempt to terminate her pregnancy using a coat hanger.
Many Americans had not heard of the proposal to make 2 years of community college free until President Obama’s State of the Union address. Tennessee and Chicago, however, have long been working to make this plan a reality for their students.
Cory Batey and Brandon Vandenburg, both former football players, will hear their sentencing on March 6.
A slew of abortion restrictions are now on the table in Tennessee following the passage of Amendment 1 in November.
Feminists are taking action on January 22 to celebrate the 42nd anniversary of Roe v Wade - the Supreme Court case that legalized abortion nationwide.
While the US overall grade is a C, 15 states failed outright.
The Women's March on Nashville will take place on Tuesday - the same day state legislators will be sworn in and have filed to take up various abortion restrictions.
The 24 states where Republicans now hold total control are planning a “juggernaut of conservative legislation” that could especially impact women’s access to reproductive health.
This Sixth Circuit has changed the legal landscape, becoming the first federal Court of Appeals to uphold a ban since the US Supreme Court decided US v. Windsor.
While Colorado and North Dakota Rejected Personhood on Election Day, Tennessee’s Anti-Abortion Measure Passed
Voters in North Dakota and Colorado handily defeated two state constitutional personhood amendments yesterday. In Tennessee, however, a state constitutional amendment that gives state legislators more power to restrict abortion access and birth control passed.
Students in North Dakota and Tennessee are getting out the vote against anti-abortion and anti-birth control ballot measures being decided today at the polls.
Celebrities and Survivor Advocates Encourage Tennessee and North Dakota Voters to Reject Anti-Abortion Measures
Advocates for survivors of sexual violence in North Dakota and Tennessee urged voters to turn down two dangerous anti-abortion measures when they go to the polls on this Tuesday, stressing the damage these measures would cause.
Just days before the general election in Tennessee, a coalition of community leaders, clergy, and advocates led a press conference encouraging women of color to vote no on Amendment 1, a dangerous and far-reaching measure on the state's ballot.
A coalition of local doctors is urging Tennesseeans to vote no on Amendment 1, an anti-abortion ballot measure that one doctor called "a setback for women's rights."
All four of Tennessee's major papers have spoken out to oppose Amendment 1, a dangerous anti-abortion measure that will be decided by voters this fall.