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A Conversation on Amendment 1: Abortion & the Tennessee Constitution

What is Amendment 1?

Text of Amendment 1

Shall Article I of the Constitution of Tennessee be amended by adding the following language as a new, appropriately designated section:

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.

Source: Tennessee Secretary of State

Women’s Studies is sponsoring a conversation on the proposed Amendment 1 to the Tennessee State Constitution. A panel of professional women will share information on how this touches women’s lives; brief presentations will be followed by discussion. Please join us.

When? Thursday Oct. 2      7:00 – 8:30 pm

Where? University Center — the Crest room

Panel participants

— Wanda Sobieski  JD   Matters of Law

— Susan Dodd  MD        Women Making Choices

— Letitia Flores  PhD     Psychological Consequences of Abortion

— Rev. Marcia Free       Perspectives on Faith and Conscience

Sponsored by Women’s Studies

This program is free and open to the public.