Skip to comments.Doctors, abortion rights advocates protest TN abortion bill, calling it unconstitutional
Posted on 08/24/2019 11:33:19 PM PDT by Morgana
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) Abortion: Its a hot-button issue that is brought up year after year in our state.
Back in the spring, state lawmakers debated what was then referred to as the Heartbeat Bill aiming to make it a felony to perform an abortion once a heartbeat is detected.
Lawmakers made several changes to the bill as time has gone on, and now critics say it goes too far.
Several Knoxville doctors and abortion rights advocates say the legislation is dangerous and unconstitutional, speaking out in opposition Friday at the Knoxville Center for Reproductive Health.
From what I understand it would ban all abortions, totally in Tennessee, said Dr. Susan Dodd, Medical Director for the Knoxville Center for Reproductive Health.
Dodd is against the bill from a personal and medical standpoint, saying the issue is why she became an OBGYN.
I found myself pregnant at 16 with no legal options available for me, said Dodd. There were legal abortions being performed in faraway places I couldnt afford to go to so I had an illegal abortion, luckily by a very compassionate doctor.
Dodd has since had two daughters after getting married nearly 40 years ago.
And you know none of that would have been possible if Id had a child at 16. My two daughters Ana and Rose, they would not be here, Dodd said.
I think ultimately from my perspective, I believe that life does begin at conception, said Andrew Wood, Executive Director for the Hope Resource Center in Knoxville.
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The language of abortion is not contained within the constitution just as Roe v Wade is not a constitutional amendment. The language of abortion is contained in scriptures, “Thou shalt not commit murder.”
Lol! No, Roe vs. Wade is unconstitutional!
40 years an OB and she just can't imagine what happened. Babies are a spontaneous desease apparently.
> ...and now critics say it goes too far.
Interesting wording. So they were okay with the bill before?
I think these people are evil.
I think that once a woman has an abortion, or a man coerces her into doing so, they must kill their consciences as well, which opens another Pandora’s box. God help us!
So this one just woke up one day sixteen and pregnant? Words fail.
Does the rights: life, liberty and pursuit of happiness mean nothing?
Watch the wording from pro-abort news sources:
Those favoring abortions are “advocates” or “activists”.
Those against abortion are “protestors” or “demonstrators”.
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