Four Oak Ridge and Tennessee organizations are having a forum today (Tuesday, November 1) about the overturning of Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court decision that recognized a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion in 1973.
This summer, almost 50 years later, Roe was overturned by the court in a 5-4 vote.
“The over-turn of Roe v. Wade destroyed 50 years of legal precedentsâ€”and along with the trigger ban law of the state of Tennesseeâ€”placed the health, lives, livelihood, and families of Tennessee women in serious jeopardy,” a press release said. “The physicians and health care providers who have met the needs of these women for decades could now face felony charges. No exceptions are allowed under the law.”
The forum today will feature five female experts, including professors of nursing and medicine, a criminal defense attorney and nonprofit founder, a state senator, and a family nurse practitioner, the press release said.
They will “continue the conversation on the overturning of Roe v. Wade and the trigger ban in Tennessee,” the press release said.
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