Read about legislative bills that we are tracking through the Tennessee General Assembly that relate to life, including life in the womb and the life of those with terminal diseases.

TN Senate Bill 1142 / TN House Bill 721

BILL SUMMARY Requires that every group health insurance policy, to the extent not preempted by federal law, have coverage for all contraceptive drugs and devices approved by the FDA. BILL ANALYSIS This is very similar to the Obamacare mandate on … Continue reading

TN Senate Bill 752 / TN House Bill 892

BILL SUMMARY This bill is also known as the Natural Marriage Defense Act. It declares that Tennessee will only recognize and give effect to marriages between one man and one woman and will not recognize any court decision that purports … Continue reading

TN Senate Bill 1153 / TN House Bill 1406

BILL SUMMARY Also known as the Insemination Statute Repeal, this bill repeals the statute that deems a child born to a married woman as a result of artificial insemination, with the consent of the married woman’s husband, to be the legitimate … Continue reading

TN Senate Joint Resolution 35

RESOLUTION SUMMARY Called the Pornography Resolution, this resolution declares pornography a public health crisis. RESOLUTION ANALYSIS As a matter of policy, it is good to identify factors that contribute to the breakdown of the family and the need to address … Continue reading

TN Senate Bill 1085 / TN House Bill 1111

BILL SUMMARY This definitions bill requires that undefined words in the Tennessee Code be given their natural and ordinary meaning, except when a contrary intention is clearly manifest. BILL ANALYSIS A broad definitions bill that could have a similar effect as … Continue reading

TN Senate Bill 30 / TN House Bill 33

BILL SUMMARY This is a definitions bill that clarifies that the words “husband,” “wife,” “father,” and “mother,” when used in a statute, are to be given their ordinary meaning based on the biological distinctions between men and women. BILL ANALYSIS … Continue reading