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An East Tennessee Pro-Life Update


The following post is lifted from a report to pastors and pro-life advocates by Joan and Dan Pohlgeers. Please take note and take action….

October is Respect Life month and there are many things that you can do to support the Pro-Life movement in East TN.  The first being to pray!  Pray for Judge Sharp to be led by the Holy Spirit, for he will be deciding if TN can have a 48 hour waiting period for women prior to an abortion, if women should have informed consent before an abortion, and if abortion facilities should be licensed and inspected by the State.  Many feel that with the Supreme Courts ruling in Texas this summer, that he will negate many, or all of this legislation.  He is supposed to give his ruling  on this matter after the election.

Also, in a separate decision by Judge Sharp this summer, he ruled in favor of Planned Parenthood, that there needed to be a recount of all the Amendment 1 (Yes on 1) ballots, and ruled that all who voted for the Amendment, but did not vote for the Governor, that all of those votes should be thrown out.  This is now headed to the 6th District Court of Appeals.  If you wish to read the brief, you may find it at the TN Right to Life website.  I urge all of you to go to http://www.yeson1tn.org/protect_the_peoples_vote and sign their petition to present it to the judges on this appellate court. Please let these judges know that Amendment 1 was passed by the MAJORITY of TN voters, and ALL of our votes should be counted.

The fall 40 Days for Life campaign will begin on Sept.28th, and will go until Nov.6th.  This is a prayerful demonstration outside of the Bristol Regional Women’s Center on the corner of W. State St. and Slaughter St. in Bristol, TN.  You may join in this peaceful prayer outside the clinic from 8 am to 4 pm every day except Sunday.  All are welcome to participate! Even if you are there by yourself, it is a powerful reminder to the people of Bristol, that this clinic remains in their city!

Finally, this year, the 2016 Life Chain event will be held at three different locations in Johnson City.  We hope many will join us at Heritage Baptist Church, 1512 John Exum Parkway, at University Parkway Baptist Church, 219 University Parkway, or Hosanna Fellowship Church at 715 Sunset Dr.  Please plan to meet at one of the host churches from 2-3:30 pm on Sunday, Oct. 2nd for another opportunity to be a visible peaceful, prayerful protest against the practice of abortion.  We also are asking those who participate to bring an unopened package of diapers so that we can take them to our local abortion alternative locations. These will be given to those women and girls who have made the decision to be Pro-Life!


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