I received an interesting news release this week from the Yes on 1 organization in Tennessee. It certainly provides some food for thought.
For those who regularly read my blog and columns in the Baptist and Reflector, it is no secret that I wholeheartedly endorse the support of Yes on 1 which is an effort to educate Tennesseans about the need to vote for Amendment 1 which will appear on the state ballot on election day, Nov. 4. Amendment 1, if passed, can restore some common sense restrictions on abortion that are already in place in states surrounding Tennessee.
According to the news release, the group which opposes Yes on 1 is being funded primarily by eight abortion facilities in Tennessee and even out of state that have given the “No on 1″ organization $1.4 million of the $1.5 million they have received. According to their campaign disclosure, only 100 individuals have given more than $100 each.
By contrast, Yes on 1 reports 600 Tennessee donors who have given $455,968 in itemized contributions.
That says a lot. Tennesseans who care about life (both for the mothers and the unborn babies) are putting their money where their mouths are. By contrast, the opposition is relying on the funding of the parties who will benefit monetarily from providing abortions in Tennessee. Some of them don’t even reside in our state.
I hope voters will see through the confusion and misinformation (even lies) that are being spread by those who oppose Yes on 1.
Early voting began on Oct. 15. Vote Yes on 1 during the early voting period or on Nov. 4.