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Vince Gagliardi talked about Tennessee Amendment 1 at the 106th Annual Lone Oak Picnic

 

Election 2014Cunningham, TN – Vince Gagliardi spoke about Amendment 1 and why you should vote yes Saturday, July 27th, 2014, at the 106th Annual Lone Oak Picnic held by the Central Civitan Club.

“Tennessee is a right to an abortion state. It is part of our state constitution. To vote yes on Amendment 1 would return the Tennessee Constitution to a neutral, altering the ruling of the Tennessee Supreme Court in 2000 allowing for a broadening rights of abortions,” said Gagliardi. “The decision was made when Planned Parent Hood and ACLU sued Governor Sundquist and won. Tennessee is one of 14 states that have such a law.”

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“Voting yes on One will restore the rights of the people of Tennessee to debate what the laws of abortion should be in our state not allowing the judicial branch to override the will of the people,” stated Gagliardi.

Because we have this law as part of our state constitution, women from eight bordering states come to Tennessee for their abortions. We are an abortion destination state. #3 in the country,” said Gagliardi.

About the Lone Oak Picnic

The Civitan ClubThe Central Civitan Club has sponsored the Lone Oak Picnic since 1975. Lone Oak is a tradition for candidates in Montgomery County. All the money raised is used in the communities south of the Cumberland River through several projects sponsored by the Central Civitan Club. The Central Civitan Club, for example, supports the local Boy and Girl Scout troops. The club provides financial assistance to victims of house fires in the community.

They also fund scholarships for and support many educational and extra-curricular activities of the students, teachers and staff at Montgomery Central High School, Montgomery Central Middle School and Montgomery Central Elementary School as well as Cumberland Heights Elementary School.


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2 Responses to “Vince Gagliardi talked about Tennessee Amendment 1 at the 106th Annual Lone Oak Picnic”

  1. Robert Ritchie Says:
    August 2nd, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    If Vince Gagliardi is going to parrot the Tennessee Right to Life/Vote Yes on 1 prattle verbatim, he should disclose the fact that he is reading from a well-circulated script:

    “Voting yes on One will restore the rights of the people of Tennessee to debate what the laws of abortion should be in our state not allowing the judicial branch to override the will of the people,” stated Gagliardi.”

    The problem with that element of the Gag-liar-di copy and paste rant (and I am thinking that I — unlike the speaker in the video — have the pronounciation correct) is that your voting “yes” on the November 2014 Tennessee Amendment Question 1 does not “restore” rights, but by the actual letter of the law presented within this amendment question, allows 133 elected members of the Tennessee General Assembly and the Governor of Tennessee to absolutely dilute the privacy rights of 3,325,940 or more females across the state of Tennessee — and according to the 2013 U.S. Census population estimate, Tennessee has a higher percentage of females in the state population that does the United States.

    Gagliardi goes onto repeat, “Because we have this law as part of our state constitution, women from eight bordering states come to Tennessee for their abortions. We are an abortion destination state. #3 in the country,” said Gagliardi.”

    This may be so, but women in Tennessee (and especially, low income women in Tennessee) should not have to fly to Israel to access safe and legal abortion services.

    Of course, Tennessee Right to Life and its legislative lackeys within the Tennessee General Assembly do not have any “out-of-state” concerns that are easily found online at the Wikipedia and other sources:

    * members of the Tennessee General Assembly retained an out-of-state attorney from the Chicago, Illinois based Thomas More Society law firm (More was the Lord Chancellor to King Henry VIII of England and regarded the Protestant Reformation as heresy and burnt at the stake six Protestant leaders during his administration) to draft and providing open public meeting testimony the SJR 127 legislation enabling the amendment 1 question;

    * Tennessee Right to Life has its origins with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops that during 1966 asked Fr. James T. McHugh of the director of the United States Catholic Conference (USCC) Family Life Bureau to begin observing trends in abortion reform, and by April, 1967 at the annual USCCB conference in Chicago asked McHugh to organize the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) and to fund the established NRLC with $50,000 as to “initiate and coordinate a program of information” that would alert stakeholders concerning the wave of legislation sweeping through state chambers that was intended to weaken restrictive abortion statutes” — the National Right to Life Committee itself was formally incorporated (and received IRS recognition) in May 1973;

    Tennessee Right to Life hires a whole raft of out-of-state anti-legal abortion advocates and speakers to work against the rights of Tennessee women.

    Gagliardi should be speaking the truth to the matter of the 2000 Tennessee Supreme Court decision in Planned Parenthood of Middle Tennessee et al v. Sundquist: the Tennessee Supreme Court cited major reasons in its decision, including the the cite legislation enacted by the Tennessee General Assembly that was struck down by the state Supreme Court was found to be “vague” — and therefore unenforceable — under both previous decisions of both the Tennessee Supreme Court and the U.S. Supreme Court.

    In other words, the 2000 Tennessee Supreme Court decision in Planned Parenthood of Middle Tennessee v. Sundquist was in a major way overturned due to the incompetence of Right to Life supporters and members within the Tennessee General Assembly — the same types of Tennessee Right to Life supporters now in the Tennessee General Assembly that Gag-liar-di is now wanting Tennesseans to subvert the “will of the people’ and gag the privacy rights of Tennessee women with a “Vote Yes on 1″.

    Tennessee Vote No On 1 Facebook group page
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/TN.VOTE.NO.ON.1/

    Submit us not to papal law.

  2. Robert Ritchie Says:
    August 2nd, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    Neither the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) or the New Testament books of the Christian Bible explicitly prohibited abortion. 

    The Hebrew terms ruach (literally “wind”), and neshama (literally “breath”) are used to describe the soul or spirit. 

    Jewish law holds that human life begins at birth, based on Genesis 2:7:
    “And the Lord God made man from the dust of the earth, breathing into him the breath of life: and man became a living soul.” 

    The rabbinical interpretation is (most often) that human zygotes, blastocysts, embryos, and fetuses do not have souls. 

    God never explicitly prohibited abortion. 

    Moses was born a Jew. 

    The six hundred and thirteen laws (commandments) found in the Old Testament that were revealed or attributed to Moses never explicitly prohibited abortion. 

    Moses never explicitly prohibited abortion. 

    Jesus was born a Jew. 

    Jesus never explicitly prohibited abortion. 

    Mary, mother of Jesus, was born a Jew. 

    Mary, mother of Jesus, never explicitly prohibited abortion. 

    The Twelve Disciples were born as Jews. 

    The Twelve Disciples never explicitly prohibited abortion. 

    Saul of Tarsus (the Apostle Paul) never explicitly prohibited abortion. 

    Pope Innocent III (1161-1216) decreed that a monk who had arranged for his lover to have an abortion was not guilty of murder if the fetus was not “animated” at the time and that the soul enters the body of the fetus at the time of “quickening” – when the woman first feels movement of the fetus.

    The image of Pope Innocent III was immortalized during 1950 as a one of 23 marble bas-reliefs of great historical lawmakers installed on the chamber walls of the U.S. House of Representatives. 

    The explicit prohibition of abortion is not biblical, but rather, papal in origin.

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