Pro-life measures on ballots in TN, ND | Baptist Press

Posted on November 3, 2014 by


Baptist PressNASHVILLE (BP) — Evangelical Christians and others are urging voters to approve constitutional amendments Nov. 4 in Tennessee and North Dakota aimed at protecting the lives of expectant mothers and their unborn children.

In Tennessee, Amendment 1 would establish constitutional grounds for informed consent laws, mandatory waiting periods for abortions and requirements that second and third trimester abortions be performed in hospitals. The measure would effectively overturn a 2000 Tennessee Supreme Court decision that found the state constitution preserves access to abortion services and limits the legislature’s ability to regulate them, the Tennessean in Nashville reported. Continue reading →