Tennessee Democratic Chair Mary Mancini released the following statement in response to Republican Governor Bill Lee’s new bill against reproductive rights. 

No politician should be in the middle of the decision to end a pregnancy, choose adoption, or raise a child. This is always a heart wrenching decision and must be left to a woman, her family and her faith, in consultation with her doctor or health care provider.

If Republicans were acting in the best interests of women and families they would put forth real solutions. They would work with Democrats to legitimately reduce the number of unintended pregnancies through policy that will actually work:

  • Age-appropriate reproductive health education (including teaching abstinence)
  • Access to affordable contraceptives and affordable reproductive health for all