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Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Anti-abortion bill is filed
A modified version of the "heartbeat bill" passed the Tennessee House health committee this week Sponsored by Rep. Micah Van Huss, R-Jonesborough, the bill which would have outlawed abortions after a heartbeat is detected. The proposal was unconstitutional based on the U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling making abortions legal up to about 24 weeks. The new version of the bill states only that if an ultrasound is used, the operator is required to offer the woman the results. "According to preborn.org, if a mother sees the results of an ultrasound, 80 percent of the time she will not follow through with an abortion, and that is the intention with this amendment and how we will save babies’ lives," Van Huss told the committee. Representative John Ray Clemmons pointed out that the bill added additional emotional issues and burdens on women who have a constitutional right to an abortion, but Van Huss said he is more concerned with the baby's life.


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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

  • Foothills Parkway cleanup
  • Bush Brothers fatality
  • KCCB to recognize beautification
  • McKiney in Newport
  • VA to study medical marijuana

    Monday, April 23, 2018

  • Two arrested following Newport pursuit
  • Girl sent to UT following dog bite
  • Gas prices continue to increase
  • Early voting is continuing
  • Mass shooter is being sought
  • Six dead in Alcoa fire

    Saturday, April 21, 2018

  • Newport gas leak
  • Newport residents survive heroin overdose
  • TBI Crime Report
  • Tennessee senate update
  • Buy wine and alcohol tomorrow

    Friday, April 20, 2018

  • Rosemeyer arrest
  • Douglas Lake cleanup
  • Tennessee jobless numbers
  • Welfare work/study requirements
  • GradFest events
  • Faison on legislative activities
  • Jobless rate in Tennessee holds steady

    Thursday, April 19, 2018

  • Jones arrest
  • Planned Parenthood funding
  • Kids health
  • Don't sell TVA
  • Tennessee gets funding for opioid fight
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