For Immediate Release: August 13, 2019
Contact: Ryan Hite, Communications Director
Committee expected to vote as early as today to send Heartbeat to a January vote in TN legislature.
Washington, D.C.: After a legislative tussle in the 2019 Tennessee general assembly, it seems that the state senate is poised to vote through a strongly pro-baby Heartbeat Bill out of committee. This would put the bill before the state house and senate for a floor vote in January of next year.
“From day one of the hearings in Nashville, pro-life activists and prayer warriors literally flooded the hearing room past capacity,” said Ed Martin, president of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles. “It was a powerful display of support for this bill and a powerful indication of America’s hunger to end the stain of abortion across our nation. Tennessee senators have a unique opportunity to add their name to the growing list of states who are standing up for future generations of American citizens.
“Today all Tennesseans who stand for the Heartbeat Bill should call members of the Judiciary Committee [members here] and make their voices heard! Activists are in every state working toward this same moment. We are excited to see the excellent work of Janet Porter and so many other pro-life movement leaders find victory in the Heartbeat Bill.”
Pro-life advocates in Michigan are also holding a rally this Thursday, August 15, from 3-6pm. Anyone near the event [information found here] is encouraged to attend.