Hamilton Becomes 20th county group to urge support for Amdt 1
Nashville---Citing support for the sovereignty of the people to decide public policy, County Commissioners in Hamilton County voted to become the 20th commission to adopt formal resolutions in support of Amendment 1.
"We are thankful to members of the commission for understanding the significance of Amendment 1 and the people's right to decide key public policies," said Grace Bush, a local coordinator with Yes on 1. "Passage of Amendment 1 will allow the restoration of common sense protections including the inspection and licensure of abortion facilities throughout our state."
Amendment 1 states that the people retain the right to "enact, amend, or repeal statutes regarding abortion" and would allow Tennessee to pass laws regarding abortion that are currently enforced in bordering states.
Hamilton joins 19 other counties where such a resolution has been passed including Bradley, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Fayette, Greene, Hickman, Jackson, Lewis, Macon, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Pickett, Putnam, Smith, Washington and Weakley counties.