Amendment 1: What Lies Ahead for Abortion in Tennessee?

November 6, 2014 8:44 PM

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On November 4, Tennessee's Amendment 1 passed with 53% of the vote. The Amendment is designed to give the Tennessee legislature broader power to regulate and restrict abortion. The assumption that more regulation is a public health priority deserves scrutiny. Supporters of the Amendment now plan to roll out several regulations that have been used elsewhere to restrict access to abortion.

Underlying assumption: Women are flighty and capricious about such decisions.

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