Healthy and Free Tennessee is a coalition of agencies, organizations, and individuals working together to promote sexual health and reproductive freedom in the state of Tennessee. We support the right of all Tennesseans to:

  • Make private decisions about their sexual and reproductive health, free from intrusion or coercion by any government, group, or individual.
  • Access a full range of safe & affordable sexual and reproductive health care along with accurate information about their health care options.
  • Be free from discrimination on the basis of their reproductive life decisions.

  • Upcoming events

    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 07:30 AM · 9 rsvps
    Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville, TN

    2017 Lobby Day

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    Build strength with reproductive freedom advocates from across the state at this year's Lobby Day. Our elected officials need to hear from us--directly from us--about what we want and need regarding our reproductive health, freedom, and care access. We'll spend the day talking with lawmakers in their offices, sitting in on hearings, learning more about the legislatively focused goals of HFTN partner organizations, and doing the necessary work of holding our representatives accountable to serving people over politics. Register below!

    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 08:00 AM · 18 rsvps
    Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville, TN

    2017 Lobby Day

    Join HFTN for our 2017 Lobby Day. Our elected officials need to hear from us, their constituents, on what policies we want and expect relating to our bodies and our identities. 

    Save the date! More details will be posted soon.


  • Latest from the blog

    Anna Yocca Released from Jail After Pleading Guilty to 19th Century Anti-Abortion Statute

      Tennessee officials have again demonstrated their commitment to punishing pregnant people for their pregnancies and outcomes. After claims that Murfreesboro resident Anna Yocca attempted to give herself an abortion in her home, Rutherford County Prosecutors aimed first to convict Ms. Yocca with attempted murder and then with fetal assault (yes, the same fetal assault law that sunset in July 2016). Failing to gain legal ground on either charge, prosecutors dug up two ancient pre Roe v Wade laws that criminalize abortion and carry felony penalties. After being incarcerated for over a year while awaiting trial, on January 9th 2017 Anna Yocca pleaded guilty to "attempted procurement of a miscarriage" in exchange for immediate release from jail. Read a joint press statement below from National Advocates for Pregnant Women and Healthy and Free TN for more context and implications. 
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    6 Ways to Kickoff Legislative Session 2017

    January 10th marks the first day of Tennessee’s 2017 legislative session and the 110th General Assembly. As advocates, we bear the continued responsibility to envision and fight for reproductive and sexual health care access, sex education, and economic and judicial policies that support the whole health and wellbeing of all Tennesseans and our communities. Over the past four years, Healthy and Free Tennessee partners and supporters have fought against a rapidly rising tide of discriminatory and anti-health laws written and approved by our state legislature. In spite of these laws--laws meant surely to divide, silence, devastate and starve the majority of Tennesseans--HFTN partners and supporters have grown stronger, more coordinated and resolved to nurture a sustained statewide and unapologetic movement for reproductive freedom. Now more than ever we commit to a present and future where we all have access to the resources we need to make informed choices about our health without stigma, shame or discrimination. We vision, fight, and build best when our movements are cross-issue, diverse, safe for the most vulnerable and directly impacted, and willing to confront hard truths not solely about our opposition but also about our own tendencies and struggles. This year, Healthy and Free TN recommits to showing up, supporting, and sustaining opportunities for all Tennesseans and our local and statewide movements for freedom and justice to grow in collective strength, power, and health.  Here are 6 ways to kickoff 2017 and the legislative session 
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