’49 years, 5 months, and 2 days’

Tennessee Right to Life remembers a half-century spent defending unborn at annual event By Dan McWilliams Forty-nine years, five months, and two days—that’s how long abortion was the law of the land after Roe v. Wade. Tennessee Right to Life’s Knox County chapter marked the end of that nearly half-century …

St. Anne Parish in the middle of abortion debate

Bristol Catholic community standing for life as pro-choice facilities choose between Tennessee, Virginia By Casey Keeley After the June Supreme Court ruling reversing Roe v. Wade that now allows states to make their own decisions on abortion, Tennessee immediately sprang into action to protect the lives of the unborn. Gov. …

Tennessee law banning abortions takes effect

‘Trigger’ statute a result of Supreme Court ruling returning authority to states       By The East Tennessee Catholic When the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey on June 24, the regulation of abortion returned to states. More than a dozen states had passed “trigger laws” …

Assessing the impact

Parishioners react to Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade      By The East Tennessee Catholic Catholic congregations and pro-life supporters throughout East Tennessee are rejoicing following a June 24 U.S. Supreme Court decision that reversed nearly 50 years of government-mandated abortions in every state. In an opinion agreed upon by …

Pro-Life Day on the Hill draws women from across state

Gov. Lee lauds grassroots advocates for their work and support of the unborn; update on legislative initiatives given By The East Tennessee Catholic Women from across Tennessee joined together March 22 in Nashville in a demonstration to state lawmakers and Gov. Bill Lee of their support for pro-life legislation and …

Marches for life attract supporters of all ages

Events in Chattanooga, Knoxville attract hundreds of supporters By Gabrielle Nolan Multiple March for Life events took place across the state of Tennessee as Jan. 22 commemorated the 49th anniversary of Roe v. Wade legalizing abortion throughout the United States. Knoxville and Chattanooga held marches for participants to walk through …

Tennessee poised for change, state pro-life leaders say

If Supreme Court overturns all or part of Roe v. Wade based on Dobbs case, legal infrastructure in place to protect life By Bill Brewer As U.S. Supreme Court justices weigh the pros and cons of legalized abortion and states’ efforts to regulate the federally protected practice, Tennessee pro-life leaders …

And Then There Were None speakers expose abortion industry practices

Women who worked in facilities were featured at Tennessee Right to Life annual banquet                           By Bill Brewer Guest speakers for the Tennessee Right to Life annual banquet gave rare glimpses into the inner workings of abortion facilities, describing what they said was their descent into the abortion industry and …

40 Days for Life fall campaign underway in over 1,000 cities

Diocese of Knoxville joins rest of the country in prayerful vigil for the victims of abortion       By Catholic News Service The national 40 Days for Life organization launched its fall campaign Sept. 22, with volunteers in over 1,000 cities across the country planning to pray, fast, and hold vigils outside …

Appellate judges uphold Tennessee’s 48-hour waiting period

Ruling is a victory for pro-life supporters and Lee administration that appealed a lower federal court decision By Matt Hadro Catholic News Agency and The East Tennessee Catholic A full panel of the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals on Aug. 5 ruled in favor of Tennessee’s mandatory 48-hour waiting …

St. Joseph the Worker holds large shower to help new mothers in Monroe County

When Pope Francis declared that 2021 would be dedicated to St. Joseph, foster father of Jesus, St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Madisonville wanted to do something to celebrate. Parish members decided to have a large baby shower to provide newborn items to the Good Shepherd Center in Madisonville, which …

TRL marks pro-life victories as legislation becomes law

Tennessee Right to Life backed Prenatal Life and Liberty, Unborn Child Dignity acts that Gov. Lee has signed into law By Dan McWilliams Tennessee Right to Life is celebrating two victories in the state legislature while at the same time watching an important appeals-court case and a Mississippi case going …