NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The House sponsor of a proposal to change the Tennessee Constitution to allow the state to impose greater limits on abortions is trying to rally enough votes to bring the measure to a full floor vote.
The resolution sponsored by Rep. Delores Gresham, a Somerville Republican, would state that nothing in the constitution secures or protects abortion rights in Tennessee.
The measure passed the Senate this year but failed in a House subcommittee.
Gresham asked fellow supporters to encourage their colleagues to gather the 66 votes needed to bring the measure to a floor vote in the 99-member House.
Speaker Jimmy Naifeh (NAY'fee), a Covington Democrat, says he doesn't expect Gresham to succeed.
(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.