House Bill 1079/ Senate Bill 494

House Bill 1079/ Senate Bill 494

As introduced, permits a person to petition a court for an injunction to prohibit a woman who is pregnant with the person's unborn child from obtaining an abortion; requires the petitioner to execute a voluntary acknowledgment of paternity that is not subject to being rescinded or challenged.
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Why Roe and Casey are Not Controlling Precedent for Ninth Amendment Legislation

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Monday, August 12
1:00 PM – Cordell Hull Building,
Senate Hearing Room I

(schedule subject to change)

Opening remarks by Chairman Bell and Committee

Elizabeth Insogna, Office of Legal Services

Adam J. MacLeod, professor of law, Faulkner Univeristy

Nate Kellum, Center for Religious Expression

David Fowler, Family Action Council of Tennessee

Randy Davis, Tennessee Baptist Mission Board

Jim Bopp, National Right to Life Committee

Tuesday, August 13
8:00 AM – Cordell Hull Building,
Senate Hearing Room I

(schedule subject to change)

Richard Mast, Liberty Council

Dr. Brent Boles

Paul Linton, special council to the Tennessee Right to Life

Heather Shumaker, National Women’s Law Center

Hedy Weinberg, ACLU-TN

Dr. Nikki Zeit, Planned Parenthood of Tennessee

Tracey George, Planned Parenthood of Tennessee

Jay Hartley, Planned Parenthood of Tennesee

Alan Keyes

Hal Rounds

June Griffin, Tennessee Committee for the Bill of Rights

Dr. Richard Orland, Beloved Heart

Nancy Corley, Women’s Political Collaborative of Tennessee

Rabbi Laurie Rice, Congregation Micah

Cherisse Scott, SisterReach

Dr. Susan Dodd, Knoxville Reproductive Health Center

David Fowler's April 2019 Prepared Remarks

FACT President David Fowler spoke to the Tennessee Senate Judiciary Committee during legislative session on April 9, 2019 in support of SB 1236, the heartbeat bill.

How the TN Senate Judiciary Committee Voted on SB 1236 in April 2019

Sen. Mike Bell proposed a motion to move the bill to summer study. The motion to move the bill to summer study passed 5-3 with one abstention.

Here is the breakdown of the votes:

Those who voted “yes” included Sen. Mike Bell (R-Riceville), Sen. Todd Gardenhire (R-Chattanooga), Sen. Sara Kyle (D-Memphis), Sen. Jon Lundberg (R-Bristol), Sen. John Stevens (R-Huntingdon).

Those who voted “no” included Sen. Janice Bowling (R-Tullahoma), Sen. Katrina Robinson (D-Memphis), and Sen. Dawn White (R-Murfreesboro).

The absention (present not voting) was from Sen. Kerry Robertson (R-Springfield).

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