Posts tagged "tennessee"

Tennessee Votes To Make The Bible The State Book, Has Nothing Else To Attend To

Tennessee gets more federal tax dollars than it gives, will just spend that money on lawsuits to defend this.

Robyn Pennacchia | April 16, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Tennessee Could Change Its Constitution To Repeal Protections For Abortion In Any Circumstance

Tennessee’s state constitution could be changed so that it doesn’t protect abortions in any circumstance, ever. [Slate]
A new PBS documentary series is delving into white identities and…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 14, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Following Arrest, Tennessee To Send Drug Addicted New Mom To Rehab

Prosecutors in Tennessee made a deal with the first woman to be arrested under a new law that jails mothers whose offspring test positive for drugs. Mallory Loyola, 26,…

Jessica Wakeman | August 7, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Woman Has Baby, Gets Arrested By Tennessee Police For Using Meth While Pregnant

Tennessee has arrested its first new mother under a new law that charges women for assault for using narcotics while pregnant. A 26-year-old mom was arrested after she tested…

Jessica Wakeman | July 11, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Tennessee May Soon Criminalize Drug-Addicted Pregnant Moms

Tennessee’s state legislature has approved a bill that would make it possible to charge pregnant women for assault if they use narcotics during their pregnancy. Critics of the bill…

Jessica Wakeman | April 16, 2014 - 6:30 pm

GOP Congressman Says VAWA Has A “Motherhood-And-Apple-Pie Title” — What?

Congressman John Duncan from Tennessee says he is undecided on which way he’ll vote on the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which passed the Senate last week…

Sarah Gray | February 20, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Tennessee Reintroduces “Don’t Say Gay” Bill

Tennessee’s state Senate has reintroduced a bill that would ban elementary and middle school teachers from discussing homosexuality because it is not “natural” reproduction. The bill reads that anything…

Jessica Wakeman | January 31, 2013 - 5:40 pm

Longtime Tennessee Abortion Clinic Forced To Close

A longtime abortion clinic in Tennessee is shutting down as the result of a new law called the Life Defense Act, which requires doctors have admitting privileges at local…

Jessica Wakeman | August 17, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Tennessee Sex Ed Bill Warns Against Hand-Holding & Other “Gateway Sexual Activity” On The Road To Slutdom

There’s a point where abstinence-only sex education becomes not just ineffectual and wasteful, but actually funny.  And that point is in a Tennessee bill that will require teachers to preach…

Jessica Wakeman | May 1, 2012 - 1:20 pm