Tennessee vote puts 'last lifeboat' of abortion rights in US south at risk

Tennessee vote puts 'last lifeboat' of abortion rights in US south at risk
 

The Reverend Dr Judy Cummings likes to say she speaks for the underclass – for the African Americans locked in poverty in Buena Vista, a neighbourhood cut off from the rest of this prospering city by a ribbon of freeways, industrial blight and neglect.
It’s for them Cummings has become one of the leading voices of opposition to Amendment 1, a ballot initiative that would overturn Tennessee’s powerful protections for abortion rights, enshrined since a 2000 court decision. The proposal’s passage would hurt not just poor women and their children in Nashville, she believes. It also would affect... read more

 
29 October 2014 in Health, Views: 15
Source: Guardian
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