Amendment one which is on the ballot for the November 4th election would allow Tennessee the same rights to regulate abortion as other states. It would not ban abortion as the Supreme Court in Roe vs Wade determined abortion was a constitutionally protected right.
Because of a ruling by the Tennessee Supreme Court in 2000, Tennessee now boasts a broader right to abortion than that recognized by the U.S. Constitution. As a result. Tennessee has become an abortion tourism state. Tennessee ranks third in the nation for out-of-state abortions. Amendment one would return Tennessee to the same status as prior to that 2000 ruling. A "yes" vote is a vote to allow reasonable regulation of abortion. A "no" vote is a vote to maintain the status quo and Tennessee's status as an abortion destination.
The bulk of the money to fund the "no on amendment 1" campaign has come from out of state. Planned Parenthood, the nation's premier abortion industry leader, provided the bulk of the money and the "vote no", pro-abortion forces have raised almost twice as much money as the "Yes on One" campaign. To make a contribution to "Yes on One," follow this link.
Here is who some of the contributors to the "no on one" campaign are.
Council member Megan Barry, 2018 20th Ave S. Nashville TN $200
Planned Parenthood of Illinois, Chicago IL, $45,000
Joan Carr, with Planned Parenthood of Memphis $500
Planned Parenthood of North Carolina $1000
Gordon Ball for U. S. Senate Committee $2500
Christine Lalonde works in the Mayor's Office, Nashville $300
League of Women Voters, Nashville $1000
Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California $5000
Planned Parenthood Affiliates of Mid-South, Memphis TN $817,140
Janice Sontany, former State Rep employed in County Clerk's Office $150
American Civil Liberties Union-TN, Nashville TN $15,700
Choices-Memphis Center for Reproductive Health, Memphis TN $32,500
Knoxville Center for Reproductive Health, Knoxville TN $7500
Planned Parenthood of Southern Finger Lakes, Ithaca NY $1000
A lot of people whose employer is "Best Effort" and who are located across the state contributed. I do not know who "Best Effort" is.
To view the Vote No on one campaign financial disclosure, follow this link.
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