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.
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.
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.
In Tennessee, North Dakota, and Colorado – three states deciding ballot measures aimed at restricting birth control access and outlawing abortion in the upcoming election – student activists are mobilizing.
In states with close races for Senate seats or highly contested ballot measures, early voting allows for a glimpse of what may be in November.
Local religious leaders have come together to denounce ballot measures in Tennessee and Colorado that, if passed, would jeopardize access to abortion in those states.
The Moral Mondays movement has announced a Moral Week of Action taking place from August 22 to 28 that will include events and protests in 11 additional states.
A Tennessee state court last week broke away from a tide of court rulings in favor of marriage equality by upholding the state’s ban on recognizing same-sex marriages legally performed elsewhere.
The new mother was arrested and charged with simple assault just two days after giving birth.
SB 1391 would permit women to be charged with assault – theoretically up to the point of aggravated assault, which incurs a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison – if they have pregnancy complications after using illegal drugs or deliver children with “neonatal abstinence syndrome.”
The Tennessee state legislature passed SB 1391 Wednesday, a bill that allows women who suffer from drug-related pregnancy complications to be charged with assault and potentially imprisoned.