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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

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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

Tennessee state capitol.

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


Pro-life laws advance in Iowa, Mississippi, Tennessee

Jun 25, 2020

Three state legislatures have passed new restrictions on abortion: a heartbeat-based abortion ban in Tennessee; a 24-hour waiting period on... Read more

Death row in an American prison.

Tennessee governor denies clemency to death row 'model inmate'

Feb 20, 2020

Nicholas Sutton, 58, was sentenced to death in 1988 after he and another inmate murdered a fellow prisoner.  Read more

Tenn governor to sign bill protecting faith-based adoption agencies

Jan 15, 2020

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced Jan. 15 that he intends to sign into law a bill to protect adoption organizations... Read more

Tenn. bishops urge governor to stop executions

May 6, 2019

The bishops of Tennessee have requested that the new governor halt four executions planned for this year, reiterating the Church’s... Read more

Tenn. House passes bill to protect religious liberty of adoption agencies

Apr 4, 2019

As other US states have defunded adoption agencies that won't place children with same-sex couples, the Tennessee House on Monday... Read more

Doctor reading test results of pregnant woman by ultrasound.

Heartbeat abortion bans move forward in Tennessee, Georgia

Mar 11, 2019

Lawmakers in Georgia and Tennessee have advanced bills that would ban most abortions when a fetal heartbeat is detected, usually... Read more

Nashville's sole remaining abortion clinic suspends abortion provision

Dec 12, 2018

As Tennessee has seen an increase in pro-life legislation in recent years, the only abortion clinic in Nashville temporarily ceased... Read more

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Tennessee executes first prisoner since 2009, despite plea by bishops

Aug 10, 2018

Tennessee carried out its first execution in nearly a decade on Thursday evening. Governor Bill Haslam allowed the lethal injection... Read more

Dad and baby.

Memorial to the Unborn moves forward in Tennessee legislature

Apr 26, 2018

A bill approving a memorial to the unborn was passed by the Tennessee Senate on Monday by a 23-3 vote.  Read more