Evangelicals aren’t surrendering yet on the abortion issue in the state legislature, even though their resolution failed
in a House subcommittee last week.
The Tennessee Family Action Council’s David Fowler is telling Republican lawmakers who voted for Jimmy Naifeh as House speaker to urge Naifeh to resurrect the resolution and allow a floor vote on it.
“If they really care about the issue of life and want to be co-sponsors, they need to go see the Speaker,” Fowler writes in an email to supporters. “And better yet, they need to get with the pro-life Democrats, as a bipartisan group. By doing so they would rise above the din of partisan accusations and allow the issue of life to trump politics for a change. Together they could let the Speaker know a good number of his supporters on both sides of the aisle want this resolution to get to the floor where the ‘chips can fall where they may.’
“If these two groups can come together, then it will demonstrate to voters that there are still statesmen among us who can rise above accusations and personal hurts to do the right thing – let the full House vote. They could become the difference for SJR 127 and perhaps point their colleagues to a better way of doing the people’s business.”
Care to wager on whether any of this will come to pass? Odds are better that Jonas could survive three days and three nights in Naifeh’s belly.