"Pro-Life Organization Grateful for Legislator's Consistency and Commitment"
state's oldest and largest pro-life organization urges its members and
advocates in state House district 57 to support Susan Lynn for re-election.
"Pro-life Tennesseans rely on Wilson County voters to send pro-life leaders to Nashville," said Cathy Waterbury, legislative liaison for Tennessee Right to Life. "And pro-life leaders in Nashville have come to know that we can rely on State Representative Susan Lynn to help lead efforts at the General Assembly."
Rep. Lynn’s pro-life work is extensive. Lynn was the prime co-sponsor of the Governor’s bill to criminalize the sale of fetal body parts; prime sponsor of the abortion clinic licensure and inspection bill and of Tennessee Right to Life’s Anti-Coercion Act. In 2009, again working with Tennessee Right to Life, Lynn’s efforts defunded Planned Parenthood of state tax dollars – this was a bi-partisan effort and since that time, no state tax dollars have gone to Planned Parenthood. Lynn co-sponsored the bill to enact a reasonable waiting period before an abortion and she co-sponsored SJR127 which became Amendment 1.
"During her time in the state House, Rep. Lynn has been a consistent and reliable friend to the cause of life and the unborn child," said Waterbury. "There have been times where it seemed unlikely that Right to Life priorities would be realized until Rep. Lynn stepped up, stood firm, and refused to be moved from the pro-life position.”
Lynn recounts one of those times - “After a huge floor fight to kill a bill that would have criminalized undercover videos of illegal activities - the bill would have made the LiveNation videos that have exposed Planned Parenthood's sale of fetal body parts and their concealment of sex trafficking illegal - I was very proud to cast.” said Lynn. Pro-lifers and animal lovers urged legislators to vote NO on the Ag Gag bill however it passed in the House and Senate. “I saw the Governor immediately after the vote, and I personally asked him to wait for an AG opinion before deciding whether to sign the bill.” The bill was ultimately found to be unconstitutional because it violated the First Amendment and the Governor issued a veto.
Waterbury concluded “Tennessee Right to Life and pro-life voters across the state remain grateful for the steadfastness and commitment that Rep. Lynn has demonstrated time and again on behalf of the Right to Life cause."
Lynn has consistently maintained a 100% voting record with Tennessee Right to Life. She serves as Chairman of the House Consumer and Human Resources Sub-Committee and is a member of the Finance, Ways and Means Committee.
She is endorsed for re-election by Tennessee Right to Life 's political arm to represent the state's 57th House District seat.
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