Amendment 1 was placed on the November 4 ballot by the Tennessee legislature. If approved by Tennessee voters, it would add wording to the state constitution to let the state pass laws to regulate abortion and abortion funding which are now impeded by a state supreme court decision in 2000.
Planned Parenthood and other abortion operators and the ACLU are outspending the pro-life supporters of Amendment 1 by three to one.
The election is now too close to call.
The yes on 1 campaign issued a media release that showed that by October 25, abortion promoters had contributed 94% of the funds — $3.5 million of the $4.0 million raised — to the Vote No campaign.
In sharp contrast, the yes on 1 campaign reported that 1,016 Tennesseans had contributed more than $100 each for a total of $1,012,268 to the campaign for Amendment 1.
Major California Planned Parenthood contributions against Tennessee Amendment 1 include:
$250,000 Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest (based in San Diego)
$250,000 Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties (based in Orange)
$201,200 Planned Parenthood Northern California Action Fund (based in Concord)
$50,000 Planned Parenthood Advocates Mar Monte (based in San Jose)
$25,000 Community Action Fund of Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties (based in Orange)
$5,000 Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California (based in Sacramento)
Which totals $781,200 from California Planned Parenthood, by October 25.
NOTE: Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest (based in Seattle, Washington) contributed another $800,000 to oppose Tennessee Amendment 1.
The California Democratic Party, which controls all state-wide offices from governor to insurance commissioner and super-majorities of the state legislature, caters to Planned Parenthood.
In June, 2014 when Medi-Cal rates of payment for medical services were cut by 10%, the rates for abortions were increased by 40%. For many years, Medi-Cal has paid for close to 100,000 California abortions per year.
In October, 2013 Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 154 to allow Planned Parenthood to employ lower-wage midwives, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners to perform abortions.
In October, 2013 Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 980 to repeal all abortion service regulations for primary care clinics in California.