On May 1, 2020 Middle TN Federal Judge, Eli Richardson, blocked the city of Mt. Juliet from enforcing a zoning ordinance which required facilities that perform surgical abortions to be located in industrial zones. Abortion profiteers, Carafem, opened in Mt. Juliet in March of 2019 aborting babies by prescribing the abortion pill, RU 486, up to 11 weeks of pregnancy. More recently they have announced plans to kill unborn children with surgical abortions in the future.
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The Mt. Juliet City Commission introduced codes limiting surgical abortions to industrial zones and approved the provisions on April 8, 2019. This prevented Carafem from expanding to surgical abortions. The ACLU of Tennessee and Carafem filed the lawsuit in Federal court against the city of Mt. Juliet on December 18, 2019 claiming the zoning changes placed an "undue burden" on women seeking abortion in Tennessee. Mt. Juliet is now in the process of removing the zoning restrictions.
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TN Right to Life President Brian Harris said. "It is a grievous wrong to hurt women and kill the unborn, especially in a pro-life community that has made clear that they don't want abortions occurring there. The ruling underscores the importance of pursuing policies which can be upheld as constitutional rather than allowing for the possibility of establishing precedent in support of abortion rights, Hopefully the citizens of Mt. Juliet will continue to stand for life and promote policies and strategies that will practically benefit women, girls and unborn children. Our staff continues to consult daily with women considering abortion and offer real solutions. We are thankful to be here for these women and fighting for them and their unborn babies."
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Prayer time slots are available to pray in front of the Carafem facility in Mt. Juliet https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090d4fa5af29a4f49-peaceful
Can you help pray in front of the building where Carafem has its abortion facility in Mt. Juliet? We continue to ask the Lord to end abortion there and everywhere! NOTE: Peaceful prayers are allowed by law on the SIDEWALK ONLY as long as you maintain a distance of 6’ and you park across the street and NOT in their parking lot.
Prayer time slots https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090d4fa5af29a4f49-peaceful
The Knox Co. Right to Life chapter launched their Mother's Day Billboard Campaign in the Knoxville area. More than 25 billboards will be on display in the area between April and June. If you are interested in working on that here in Wilson County, please let us know. In Knox county individual churches sponsor billboards throughout the county. That would be amazing to have dozens of pro-life billboards throughout our community and all over the interstates that girls and women are travelling on to get to the Carafem abortion facility in Mt. Juliet.
Would you help us sponsor billboards like these for Wilson County?
Congratulations to Violet Thorne, winner of the Annual Wilson Co. RTL Oratory Contest. She now proceeds to the video state contest and will compete against other county winners.
Our monthly meeting have been suspended until further notice due to COVID19
All pro-life women (and spouses) will be welcome to join us when it is rescheduled. For more info, contact TN Right To Life at 615-298-5433 or visit https://www.tnrtl.org/2020_prolife_womens_day