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The associated pastor of St. Philip Catholic Church in Franklin, Tennessee, has been removed from his duties after being indicted on charges of sexual abuse.

Tennessee priest indicted on multiple sexual abuse charges

Feb 12, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Father Juan Carlos Garcia was associate pastor at St. Philip Catholic Church in Franklin at the time the allegations were... Read more

Pro-life activists protest the incarceration of nine activists charged with FACE Act violations on Jan. 19, 2024.

Six pro-life activists convicted of federal FACE Act charges, face over a decade in prison

Jan 31, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The defendants were “each convicted of a felony conspiracy against rights and a Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE)... Read more

Pro-life activists are facing federal charges for protesting abortion at the Carafem Health Center Clinic in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.

Six pro-lifers face FACE Act charges in Tennessee, could see 11 years in jail

Jan 26, 2024

By Joe Bukuras

The activists were videotaped walking into an abortion clinic and blocking access to the door by sitting in front of... Read more

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Tennessee sues Biden administration, says HHS diverted health funds to Planned Parenthood

Oct 26, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Tennessee Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti is suing the Biden administration in response to a federal decision to redirect millions of... Read more

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Tennessee bishops call for new gun laws after Nashville school shooting

Apr 18, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The Catholic bishops of Tennessee joined over 130 religious leaders in the state Tuesday in calling for tighter gun restrictions,... Read more

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Pope Francis mourns ‘senseless act of violence’ at Nashville Christian school

Mar 29, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis “joins the entire community in mourning the children and adults who died,” according to a Vatican message March... Read more

A woman prays at a makeshift memorial for victims outside the Covenant School building at the Covenant Presbyterian Church on March 28, 2023, following the March 27, 2023, shooting at the school in Nashville, Tennessee.

Police: Shooter at Nashville Christian school was former student, had ‘manifesto’

Mar 28, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Police confirmed the shooter was 28-year-old Audrey Hale, who was a biological female who identified as transgender and had previously... Read more

School buses with children arrive at Woodmont Baptist Church to be reunited with their families after a mass shooting at The Covenant School on March 27, 2023, in Nashville, Tennessee. According to initial reports, three students and three adults were killed by the shooter, a 28-year-old woman. The shooter was killed by police responding to the scene.

Nashville police fatally shoot woman who killed 3 students, 3 staff at Christian school

Mar 27, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The suspect killed three students and three adult staff members at The Covenant School, a private Christian school for students... Read more

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Bill banning transgender sex change procedures for children passes Tennessee Legislature

Feb 24, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

After it is signed into law, the bill will take effect July 1 and prohibit sex change surgeries, the use... Read more

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FBI releases photo of suspect in Molotov cocktail attack on Nashville pregnancy center

Aug 1, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

An individual threw the explosive device through a window at Hope Clinic for Women on June 30. Read more

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Federal court rules against Tennessee abortion restrictions

Sep 10, 2021

By Matt Hadro

A federal appeals court ruled against Tennessee’s abortion restrictions on Friday, nine days after another pro-life “heartbeat” law went into... Read more

Federal appeals court upholds Tennessee’s abortion waiting period

Aug 5, 2021

By Matt Hadro

A full panel of the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday ruled in favor of Tennessee’s mandatory 48-hour... Read more

Federal judge again rules against allowing Tennessee abortion waiting period

Dec 15, 2020

A federal judge on Monday ruled against Tennessee for a second time this year, refusing to reinstate a 48-hour waiting... Read more

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Court allows Tennessee abortion ban to go into effect

Nov 23, 2020

A federal appeals court on Friday allowed a Tennessee ban on some abortions to go into effect.  Read more

18 states file brief supporting Tennessee's discrimination abortion ban

Nov 20, 2020

An 18-state coalition filed a brief this week supporting a Tennessee law banning abortions based on an unborn child’s race,... Read more

Corridor in an abandoned Penitentiary.

Tennessee governor delays execution of man with 'intellectual disability'

Nov 11, 2020

The governor of Tennessee has delayed the execution of an intellectually disabled man due to the coronavirus pandemic. The execution... Read more

Rep. John DeBerry. Courtesy photo.

Civil rights champion, pro-life Democrat loses reelection bid in Tennessee

Nov 4, 2020

Longtime Tennessee state representative, civil rights champion, and pro-life Democrat John DeBerry lost his reelection bid on Tuesday evening. DeBerry... Read more

Federal judge strikes down Tennessee abortion waiting period

Oct 15, 2020

A federal judge on Wednesday ruled unconstitutional a mandatory 48-hour waiting period for women seeking abortion in Tennessee, which had... Read more

Tennessee's abortion pill reversal law temporarily blocked

Oct 1, 2020

A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked a Tennessee law that requires doctors to inform patients seeking medical abortion that... Read more

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Federal judge blocks Tennessee abortion ban during litigation

Jul 27, 2020

After issuing a temporary injunction against a Tennessee law that would ban abortion in most circumstances, U.S. District Judge William... Read more