Tennessee Ranks 3rd in the Percentage of Out-of-State Abortions


YES on 1 is a community-based outreach to raise awareness of the proposed pro-life constitutional amendment slated for public vote on November 4, 2014. Local committees in support of YES on 1 are being developed in communities, counties, churches and campuses across the state. Because of a radical 4-1 ruling by the Tennessee Supreme Court in 2000, Tennessee now boasts a broader right to abortion than that recognized by Roe v. Wade or the U.S. Constitution.

Click here for the latest Yes on 1 updates. 

Status of court cases filed in Federal and State Courts:

Amendment 1 - Tracey E George et al v. Haslam et al: Filed in U.S. District Court of Middle Tennessee on November 7, 2014.  Assigned to Federal Judge Kevin Sharp.

  • Planned Parenthood Board Chairperson, Tracey George, along with other board members filed suit against passage of Amendment 1 claiming that voter rights were violated and that ballots were not accurately counted.  The suit requests that the votes be recounted or for the results be nullified.  The lawsuit is one more example of pro-abortion activists refusing to trust the "common sense and compassion" of Tennesseans who voted to approve Amendment 1 on November 4.

Amendment 1 - Tre Hargett, Secretary of State for the State of Tennessee and Mark Goins, Coordinator of Elections of the State of Tennessee v. Tracey E. George, et al: Filed in Williamson County Chancery Court on September 1, 2015. Assigned to Williamson County Judge Michael W. Binkley.

  • Tennessee Secretary of State, Tre Hargett, and Coordinator of Elections, Mark Goins, filed suit in Williamson County to declare that the method of counting votes for Tennessee constitutional amendments is correct under the applicable provisions of the Tennessee Constitution.

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Amendment 1 Final Vote Tally

Yes - 729,163 52.6%

No - 657,192  47.4%



Read the Latest Yes on 1 Updates

Tracey E. George et al v. Haslam et al November 7, 2014:  Planned Parenthood board chair, Tracey E. George and other Planned Parenthood board members file a federal lawsuit claiming that voter rights were violated and that ballots were not accurately counted in the November 4, 2014 election.  The suit asks for...

Nashville--- Several female members of the state Legislature have announced legislation which would restore common-sense policies regarding the practice of abortion in Tennessee. During a Capitol Hill press conference held hours before Tuesday's opening of the 109th General Assembly, state Senator Mae Beavers (Mount Juliet) joined Representatives Susan Lynn (Mount Juliet)...

Anita Wadhwani, The Tennessean, December 30, 2014. The legal battle continues over Tennessee’s Amendment 1, with opponents of the abortion measure calling the election process “tainted” and asking a federal judge to allow a lawsuit to continue that seeks to either re-count or reject the vote count in favor of...


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