’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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

TRL supporter Dot LaMarche honored for a lifetime of pro-life work

By Robert Alan Glover Tennessee Register Mary Dorothy “Dot” LaMarche has been an advocate for respecting life from conception to natural death throughout her life. “This is the way that I was raised by my parents — in the Catholic faith — and to believe that even the unborn have …

Dunn named Tennessee Right to Life president

The Tennessee Right to Life board of directors has elected Stacy Dunn as its new president, which was effective on March 1. Mrs. Dunn, who is a member of Holy Ghost Parish in Knoxville, succeeds Brian Harris, who resigned Dec. 31. Mrs. Dunn has been involved with Tennessee Right to …

East Tennesseans’ faith comes to life

People throughout Diocese of Knoxville demonstrate their support for the sanctity of life By Bill Brewer The 2021 National March for Life in Washington, D.C., may have been canceled, but that didn’t stop East Tennessee pro-life supporters from marking the 48th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision …