i had a dream last night that I had two bellybuttons :(
johndarnielle Studio A is in Tennessee where we are currently fighting a constitutional amendment that will give politicians the ability to restrict or ban abortion in our state. Tennessee has some of the strongest state constitutional protection of the right to abortion in the country, and as a result we have 7 operating clinics compared to 7 of our bordering states that have 2 or less. Because of this and a number of restrictive laws in the region such as 48-72 hour waiting periods, a quarter of abortions performed in Tennessee are on people from out of state who come here because they don’t have adequate access in their home states. That means this amendment isn’t just dangerous for Tennessee—it’s dangerous for the whole region. The text of the amendment even explicitly says that there are no exceptions, even if the life of the person is in danger or if they are victims of rape or incest.
If you want to redirect conversations to be about abortion access, it would be great if you would use your large platform to bring attention to the Vote No On 1 Campaign.