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Federal judge again rules against allowing Tennessee abortion waiting period

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Pro-life laws advance in Iowa, Mississippi, Tennessee

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

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Tennessee governor denies clemency to death row 'model inmate'

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

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

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

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

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Heartbeat abortion bans move forward in Tennessee, Georgia

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

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

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

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Memorial to the Unborn moves forward in Tennessee legislature

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

After court ruling, Tennessee to stop enforcing two pro-life laws

The state of Tennessee has agreed to stop enforcing two abortion restrictions which are similar to those in Texas that... Read more

Vanderbilt University policy forces Catholic group off campus

A Catholic student group says it will leave the Vanderbilt University campus at the end of the year over a... Read more