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ACLU works to ensure that every woman can make the best decisions for herself and her family about whether and when to have a child without undue political interference.  Our work encompasses a wide range of issues, including securing age-appropriate sex education in our schools, fighting pregnancy discrimination in the workplace, and protecting a woman’s ability to make personal, private decisions about pregnancy and abortion.

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26 02, 2018

Protect Access To Reproductive Health Services in Tennessee

2018-02-26T16:53:52+00:00 February 26th, 2018|Categories: Take Action|

SB 2148/HB 2251 would direct the Commissioner of Finance and Administration in Tennessee to amend the existing Medicaid waiver to exclude abortion providers and SB 2494/HB 2262 would change how family planning funds are dispersed to health care providers.

30 01, 2018

Stop the Heartless Fetal “Heartbeat Bill”

2018-01-30T10:08:57+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Categories: Take Action|

SB 244/HB 108, co-sponsored by Sen. Mark Pody and Rep. Micah Van Huss, would prohibit abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected — as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. This is often so early into a pregnancy that it would be tantamount to outlawing almost all abortions — meaning that even before a woman may know she is pregnant, she and her family could have the full range of medical options taken away from them.

12 12, 2017

The Vigil (Winter 2017)

2017-12-12T14:51:37+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Categories: Newsletters, Publications|

In this issue: “ACLU-TN Defends Religious Freedom in Jackson,” “Free Speech Victory for Woman Calling Out White Supremacy,” “Defending Free Speech and Drag Queens,” “Victory for Transgender Youth in Tennessee," "ACLU-TN Fights Seizure of Disabled Vet’s Car" and more.

1 11, 2017

The Vigil (Fall 2017)

2017-12-12T14:47:34+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Categories: Newsletters, Publications|

In this issue: “Voter Suppression in the Trump Era, Voting Rights Discussed at Annual Meeting,” “ACLU-TN Sues to Defend Refugee Resettlement,” “Taking on Tennessee’s Money Bail System,” “ACLU Defends Abortion Rights in Tennessee,” "White County’s Unconstitutional Inmate Sterilization Program" and more.

27 07, 2017

White County Judge Rescinds Order Coercing Sterilization and Birth Control

2017-07-27T16:17:20+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

A judge in White County, Tennessee has rescinded his standing order offering a 30-day reduction in jail time to male inmates who get vasectomies and female inmates who get a Nexplanon implant in their arms.