Abortion Advocates Sue Over Tennessee's Pro-life Amendment

JaneRoeprolifeLast week we blogged about Tennessee voters passing a pro-life amendment that gives the state more power to regulate abortion. The text of the amendment:

“Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion. The people retain the right through their elected state representatives and state senators to enact, amend, or repeal statutes regarding abortion, including, but not limited to, circumstances of pregnancy resulting from rape or incest or when necessary to save the life of the mother.”

Life News reports that abortion advocates have filed a lawsuit against the state. An excerpt:

Now, claiming that voter rights were violated and that ballots were not accurately counted in Tuesday’s election, pro-abortion opponents of Amendment 1 have filed suit in federal court asking for the results to be nullified.

The Yes on 1 campaign responded and called the lawsuit one more example of pro-abortion activists refusing to trust the “common sense and compassion” of Tennesseans who voted to approve Amendment 1 on November 4.

Courts have a history of nullifying the will of the people. Just as nothing in the U.S. Constitution gives two men the right to call themselves married, there is no constitutional right for women to kill their unborn children. Judges have found rights where none exist; however, the right to life certainly exists. But the government didn’t give it to us; it’s a natural right. The unborn have a right to live, and they need people to speak for them. That’s what pro-lifers do.

Photo credit: American Life League (Creative Commons) – Some Rights Reserved

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