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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

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

Apr 20, 2017

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

Mar 28, 2012

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