Today marks the beginning of early voting in Tennessee and pro-life state legislators need your vote!
During the past two years, the Tennessee General Assembly has passed landmark legislation restoring previously-stricken policies including informed consent for women and girls considering an abortion, a 48-hour waiting period, and a requirement that abortion facilities be licensed as other ambulatory surgical treatment centers.
In addition, the Legislature passed a key proposal to prevent abortion facilities from marketing and profiting from the sale of remains of unborn children killed by abortion.Read more
Pro-life voters rewarded Right to Life candidates across the state on Thursday with meaningful victories for many legislators who have led the fight for life at the General Assembly and in Congress. 24 of 25 candidates endorsed by Tennessee Right to Life Political Action Committee won their races yesterday.
Winning primaries in contested state Senate races were Jim Tracy, Janice Bowling, and Mark Green. In West Tennessee, Dolores Gresham fought off a spirited challenge and in Northeast Tennessee, state Rep. Jon Lundberg won the race to fill the open senate seat of retiring Ron Ramsey.
Winning primaries in contested state House races were John Holsclaw, Gary Hicks, Jeremy Faison, Jerry Sexton, Kelly Keisling, Courtney Rogers, Mike Sparks, Charles Sargent, Jay Reedy, Tim Wirgau, Curtis Halford and Steve McManus. Endorsed candidate Ron Gant won his primary in Southwest Tennessee while Davette Blalock and Andy Cole won contested primaries and will take on pro-abortion incumbents in November.Read more
Group cites "unparalleled record of leadership on Right to Life priorities"
Nashville, July 13, 2016--The state's oldest and largest pro-life organization is encouraging pro-life voters to again cast their ballots for U.S. Congressman Diane Black based on her long record of leading efforts to protect unborn children and abortion-vulnerable women and girls.
"Pro-life Tennesseans are extraordinarily grateful to have one of our own leading the Congressional fight for life," said Brian Harris, president of Tennessee Right to Life. "For more than a decade Diane Black has prioritized the protection of human life and has been an effective champion for the cause of unborn children in our communities, state, and nation."Read more
Group cites successful efforts to re-direct tax dollars away from Planned Parenthood
Nashville, July 13, 2016--The state's oldest and largest pro-life organization reaffirmed its support for pro-life state Representative Charles Sargent calling him an effective partner in efforts to protect human life.
"Tennessee is one of the only states having been able to successfully withhold tax dollars from Planned Parenthood," said Brian Harris, president of Tennessee Right to Life. "We are grateful for the political will and administrative acumen of pro-life leaders such as Charles Sargent which has resulted in denying tax-payer funding to the abortion industry."Read more
Pro-Life organization urges support for proven Right to Life leader
Nashville, July 12, 2016--The state's oldest and largest pro-life organization is urging pro-life voters to support Right to Life advocate Dolores Gresham for re-election to the state Senate.
"Dolores Gresham has been a proven friend to Tennessee's unborn children and to the state's pro-life movement" said Brian Harris, president of Tennessee Right to Life. "During her time at the Legislature, Tennessee has restored meaningful protections for human life and, in every instance, Gresham's voice and vote have helped to lead the way."Read more
Pro-Life organization calls legislator a partner for protection of human life
Nashville, June 30, 2016--The state's oldest and largest pro-life organization is urging its members and advocates to support Courtney Rogers for re-election to the state House.
"Voters in the 45th district have sent some of the state's most committed pro-life advocates to serve in the state House," said Brian Harris, president of Tennessee Right to Life. "We are grateful that Courtney Rogers has carried on that pro-life legacy very well," said Harris.Read more
Pro-Life organization urges support for committed Right to Life advocate
Nashville, June 29, 2016--The state's oldest and largest pro-life organization is urging its members and advocates to support Ron Gant for election to the state House.
"Voters in the 94th district have sent some of the state's most committed pro-life advocates to serve in the state House and Tennessee Right to Life is confident that Ron Gant will carry on that pro-life legacy very well," said Brian Harris, President of Tennessee Right to Life.Read more
State's oldest and largest pro-life organization calls Kelsey a proven partner in the fight for life
Nashville, June 27, 2016--Leaders of Tennessee Right to Life announced their support today for Brian Kelsey in the Republican primary race for the state's 8th Congressional district. Characterized as a key leader in efforts to promote Right to Life legislative priorities, the organization said that demonstrated leadership made the difference in favor of endorsing Kelsey.
As a leading pro-life legislator, Brian Kelsey has used his position and background in the law to draft and defend policies that protect vulnerable unborn children. "Brian Kelsey has been willing to exert the necessary influence and political capital to ensure that Tennessee's public policies consistently affirm the dignity of every human life," said Stacy Dunn, Vice-President of Tennessee Right to Life.Read more
Pro-Life Organization Grateful for Legislator's Consistency and Commitment
Nashville, June 27, 2016--Among endorsements announced on Monday, the state's oldest and largest pro-life organization urged its members and advocates to support Jimmy Eldridge for re-election to the state House.
"Pro-life Tennesseans rely on Madison County voters to send pro-life leaders to Nashville," said Brian Harris, President of Tennessee Right to Life. "And pro-life leaders in Nashville have come to know that we can rely on Jimmy Eldridge to help lead efforts at the General Assembly."Read more