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TN: Haslam signs ‘gateway sexual activity’ bill

May 11, 2012


WBIR (NBC 10), May 11, 2012 by Chas Sisk Gov. Bill Haslam’s office said Friday that he has signed legislation that adds the concept of “gateway sexual activity” to the state’s abstinence-first sex education curriculum. Haslam signed Senate Bill 3310 over calls to veto the measure from the American Civil Liberties Union and others. The […]

Tennessee: Miscarriage Will Be Murder — Legislature Passes Embryo Bill

April 24, 2012


The New Civil Rights Movement, April 24, 2012 by David Badash The Tennessee House last week voted 80-18 to make miscarriage — or the killing of any fertilized egg — murder. Last night, the Tennessee Senate passed by a 28-2 margin a companion version of the bill. The bill specifically includes all embryos “at any state […]

House votes to extend murder laws to embryos

April 18, 2012


The Tennessean, April 18, 2012 by Chas Sisk The state House of Representatives approved a bill extending homicide and assault laws to embryos in the earliest stages of development, sending the issue to the Senate. House lawmakers voted 80-18 for House Bill 3517, which supporters said will clarify that a law passed last year extending […]