Who We Are
YES on 1 is a community-based outreach formed in 2013 to raise awareness of the need for passage of Amendment 1. Local committees in support of YES on 1 were 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 boasted a broader right to abortion than that recognized by Roe v. Wade or the U.S. Constitution.
Basic commonsense protections previously passed by the Tennessee General Assembly to protect the health and safety of women and girls considering abortion were struck down in 2000 as violating the newly discovered "right to abortion" within the Tennessee Constitution.
As a result of the pro-abortion ruling in Planned Parenthood of Middle Tennessee v. Sundquist, Tennesseans were no longer able to enforce common sense protections for abortion-vulnerable women or unborn children.
Because each of Tennessee's 8 border states enforced active policies requiring informed consent, waiting periods and regulation of abortion facilities by state Department of Health, Tennessee quickly became a destination for women, girls, spouses, partners and parents seeking unregulated abortions.
Following the 2000 state Supreme Court decision in Planned Parenthood v. Sundquist, the primary goal of pro-life Tennesseans became the overturn of the wrong court ruling. This was accomplished by passage of Amendment 1 on November 4, 2014.
Why Yes on 1
Yes on 1 was approved by public vote in November 2014 in order to open the door for informed consent for women and girls considering abortion, inspection or regulation of abortion facilities, and hospitalization requirement for later term abortions.
YES on 1
PO Box 111696
Nashville, TN 37222