Statewide Coalition Responds to the Legislative Passage of HB 1189/SB 1180, the Extreme Abortion Ban Bill
(Nashville, TN) Statement by Anna Carella, Co-State Director of Healthy and Free TN on today's passage of HB 1189/SB 1180, an abortion ban bill which the TN Attorney General has said is constitutionally suspect, as well as coming on the heels of the decision to stop enforcing two current TN abortion restrictions due to state litigation.
Hadleigh Tweedall shares her intimate story of her wanted pregnancy loss which has informed her decision to speak out in opposition to SB 1180, an extreme abortion ban bill which the TN legislature is currently debating. Read on to hear her story.Read more
Late last week news broke that two abortion restrictions will no longer be enforced in Tennessee. This week the legislature will vote on a current abortion ban bill that the Tennessee Attorney General recently said is "constitutionally suspect." Will the legislature choose to disregard the top legal opinion in our state and continue to waste taxpayer money and resources to push abortion access further out of reach? Read on to learn more and take 3 easy actions before the abortion ban bill is heard tomorrow!Read more
Our coalition was first formed in 2012 as an idea brought to life under the leadership of Rebecca Terrell, Executive Director of CHOICES Memphis Center for Reproductive Health. Leaders from across the state came together to affirm the need of a statewide coalition that would bring progressive organizations and people together who understood that full rights and equality of reproductive freedom and sexual health is imperative to people’s ability to have full autonomy over their lives.
Since then HFTN has grown into a strong and respected force within our state, and we’re incredibly grateful to all who have been leaders within our coalition. We’re excited to announce a big transition in leadership. Read more to hear from staff themselves.Read more