Nashville---YES on 1 is pleased to continue introducing our Honorary Campaign Chairmen, a group of distinguished Tennesseans who are lending their public support to win passage of Amendment 1. Dr. Carol Swain is a Professor of Political Science & Law at Vanderbilt University and host of "Be The People TV." She joins Dr. Ming Wang, Memphian Charlotte Bergmann and Stevie and Darrell Waltrip as announced Chairmen for the YES on 1 campaign.
"I am pleased to join my public support for YES on 1 because we should have a sayin how abortion procedures are conducted in our state. A Yes vote on Amendment One returns power to the people, and it protects women's health and well-being.
We the People of Tennessee cannot stop abortions, but we can ensure that women who get abortions in our state will benefit from a number of things, including 1) informed medical consent based on their health history; 2) a short, 24-hour waiting period so they can process the information received; 3) access to clean, state-inspected facilities to avoid situations that have occurred in other states where women have died from unsafe, unsanitary conditions; and 4) hospitalizations for late-term abortions, defined as those in which their unborn child has reached 24 weeks or more.
These are commonsense safeguards that will protect women's health and should be supported by Democrats and Republicans. Passage of Amendment One will enable our leaders to enact the same protections that women receive in other neighboring states.
I urge you to prayerfully join your voice with mine and many others. Vote yes and restore life to Tennessee!"