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    Angry Tennessee drawing up law to ban abortion

    Roe v Wade is under serious attack.. one after the other, state after state falls.

    By LUCAS L. JOHNSON II
    Associated Press Writer
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The state Senate on Thursday passed a proposal to amend the Tennessee Constitution so that it doesn't guarantee a woman's right to an abortion.

    The 24-9 vote was the first step of many toward officially amending the state constitution. The measure would go before voters if the General Assembly approves it twice over the next two years.

    The state Supreme Court has ruled that the Tennessee Constitution grants women a greater right to abortion than the U.S. Constitution.

    Abortion rights supporters are attacking the measure as a stepping stone to prohibiting all abortions in Tennessee if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the landmark abortion decision in Roe v. Wade.

    "The resolution is an all-out attack on the women of Tennessee and seeks to rob women of their right to make choices about their own health, safety and personal welfare," said Hedy Weinberg, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee.

    Sen. David Fowler, a Republican sponsor of the bill, proposed a similar resolution last year that cleared the Senate but stalled in a House committee.

    "I regret this will cast me as being hardhearted, unsympathetic and unkind but that's not who I am," Fowler said.

    Tennessee has a long process for amending its constitution, requiring approval by both chambers in session of the General Assembly, two-thirds approval by both chambers in the next session, and then approval by voters.

    Several states are considering restrictions on abortion that eventually could end up before the U.S. Supreme Court. South Dakota's governor signed a law Monday that would prohibit all abortions except those necessary to save a mother's life.

    Some opponents of abortion rights hope the additions of Justices John Roberts and Samuel Alito will make the court more likely to overturn Roe v. Wade, although a majority of the court still appears to support the 1973 ruling.

    (Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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    I saw this on the news tonight... it's sickening and depressing.

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    It is...how is that fair?
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    ^^If this law violates Roe v. Wade, when it comes before the U.S. Supreme Court, it will be struck down. The truly worrisome idea is that Roe v. Wade might be overturned.
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    What is Roe Vs. Wade?
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    Roe v. Wade is the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court case establishing that laws against abortion violate a constitutional right to privacy.
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    Default Re: Tennessee drawing up law to ban abortion

    Quote Originally Posted by Laurent
    ^^If this law violates Roe v. Wade, when it comes before the U.S. Supreme Court, it will be struck down. The truly worrisome idea is that Roe v. Wade might be overturned.
    all we can hope is that RVW holds up until the next presidential election and we get a Democrat in office; then a few of the conservative judges will be stricken with illnesses that make it impossible for them to function and they have to retire..that or a couple of them get hit by a bus. And a Democrat then can nominate some reasonable judges. Worst part of having Bush in office-he nominates for the Supreme Court!!!!

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