Abortion is Not a Fundamental Right Rules Federal Appeals Court
Just days after voters approved Amendment 1, Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit challenging Tennessee votersâ€™ decision. Eight voters, including a board chair of Planned Parenthood of Middle and East Tennessee, challenged the outcome in which Amendment 1 passed 53% to 47% .
The outcome was upheld on April 21, 2016 by Circuit Court Judge Michael Binkley who said the language for how votes for amendments should be counted is â€śunambiguous.â€ť The ruling then went to the federal appeals court level.
Yesterday, in a resounding victory for pro-life Tennesseans, judges on the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals have rejected the pro-abortion effort to overturn the 2014 voter passage of Amendment 1.
â€śAlthough the subject of abortion rights will continue to be controversial in Tennessee and across our nation, it is time for uncertainty surrounding the peopleâ€™s 2014 approval and ratification of Amendment...