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.

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    Punishing Families for a National Eviction Crisis Is the Definition of Cruel, Tennessee is Considering Doing It Anyway

    Between 210,000-300,000 families in Tennessee are currently in danger of eviction. Over 30% of Tennessee households are at risk, with the impact of the eviction crisis disproportionately falling on Black women (before and during this pandemic). Renters owe between $457 million and $599 million in unpaid rent to landlords across the state. In the meantime, the Tennessee government sits on over $700 million funds earmarked for poor families in need. To make matters worse, Senator Ferrell Haile and Representative Mike Carter have introduced a bill (SB205/HB200) that allows judges to consider housing instability in determining whether to terminate parental rights for poor parents struggling to make ends meet.
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    HFTN Responds to the "State of the State"

    On Monday February 8th at 6pm, Governor Bill Lee took the stage at the War Memorial Auditorium to address the Tennessee General Assembly and the people of the state. His pre-shared talking points emphasized budgetary priorities, celebrating 225 years of statehood, improving K-12 education, investing in rural communities, and what he described as a “pro-life and pro-family” agenda. What followed was a lengthy recounting of the state’s fiscal solvency, with only a brief mention of the human impacts of the multiple tragedies Tennesseeans have faced this past year. While Governor Lee demonstrated his prowess with a calculator, he paid little attention to the suffering of Tennesseeans.
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