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
— 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.