Monday, April 11, 2011

The Coming Fight

When SJR 127, the proposed amendment to the Tennessee Constitution which clarifies that there is no "right to abortion" anywhere in that august document, clears both Houses of the General Assembly, as it almost certainly will, then the real political fight begins:

Neither side can rest on those facts, however. The referendum will not be this November should the legislation clear the General Assembly, but just as with any proposed amendment to the State Constitution, the plebescite will occur in the November of the nearest year in which a Governor is elected-specifically, it will take place on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014. We know what the political climate is in Tennessee now, but much can change in three and a half years.
If the amendment clears both Houses as expected, Tennesseans can expect one of the longest protracted political fights in the modern history of this State.

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