"I voted a pro-life vote. It's a solemn issue with me.
My position on the pro-life movement is the same as George Bush's."
Democratic Sen. Tommy Kilby, Wartburg

Democratic Rep. Mike Turner, Old Hickory
Sponsor of Proposed Anti-Choice Constitutional Amendment

Democratic Rep. Mike Turner sponsored SJR 127 (2004), a proposed constitutional amendment that would remove the state guarantee of abortion rights in TN.

  • SJR 127 did NOT include exceptions for victims of rape or incest.
  • It did NOT include exceptions to protect a woman’s health.
  • It did NOT include an exception to save the life of a woman.

Turner also voted for the Gay Marriage Ban.

Call him: (615) 741-3229
E mail him: Mike Turner

Rep. Turner did NOT have a Democratic Opponent in the 2004 Primary Election

Rep. Turner was selected by the Democratic Executive Committee to Represent the TN Democratic Party as a Delegate at the Democratic Convention in Boston


A Democrat, with Progressive Credentials,
from Old Hickory,
to Defeat Mike Turner in 2006


Republican Sen. David Fowler
Signal Mountain
Sponsor of the Anti-Choice Constitutional Amendment (SJR 127)

This effort (2004) marked the 4th year of Sen. Fowler’s Anti-Choice Crusade.

The Senator is obsessed with women’s wombs.

The measure passed the Senate (23-6) but was defeated in the House. Sen. Fowler Promises to try again in 2005.

Proposed Anti-Choice Constitutional Amendment
(Senate Joint Resolution 127)

“Nothing in this constitution secures or protects the right to an abortion or the funding thereof. The legislature shall have the sole authority to make and shall make such provisions for abortion as it determines are reasonably necessary for victims of rape or incest or to save the life of the mother (sic). ''

Call him: (615) 741-1764
E mail him: David Fowler



TN Democratic State Senators Who Voted (in 2004)
Against a Woman’s Right to Choose:

  • Charlotte Burks, D-Monterey
  • Jerry Cooper, D-Morrison
  • Jo Ann Graves, D-Gallatin
  • Douglas Henry, D-Nashville
  • Doug Jackson, D-Dickson
  • Larry Trail, D-Murfreesboro
  • Lt. Gov. John Wilder, D-Mason
  • Tommy Kilby, D-Wartburg
  • Don McLeary, D-Humboldt

TN Republican State Senators Who Voted (in 2004)
Against a Woman’s Right to Choose:

  • Ben Atchley, R-Knoxville
  • Mae Beavers R-Mt. Juliet
  • James Bryson, R-Franklin
  • Tim Burchett, R-Knoxville
  • Rusty Crowe, R-Johnson City
  • David Fowler, R-Signal Mountain
  • Bill Ketron, R-Murfreesboro
  • Randy McNally, R-Oak Ridge
  • Jeff Miller, R-Cleveland
  • Mark Norris, R-Collierville
  • Curtis Person, R-Memphis
  • Ron Ramsey, R-Blountville
  • Steve Southerland, R-Morristown
  • Michael Williams, R-Maynardville


“I really believe in the case of rape they should be going to the hospital and they should be able to take care of the situation before the child is conceived. What concerns me is somebody getting pregnant and then two months later they want to have an abortion and they say,
‘I got raped two months ago.’”

Republican Rep. Richard Montgomery