NASHVILLE, JUNE 25, 2015: Media outlets reported late Thursday that abortion facility owner-operators have filed suit against Tennessee laws requiring facility inspection, hospital admitting privileges for abortion providers and informed consent provisions for women and girls considering abortion.
The complaint was filed in federal court by operators of Choices abortion facility in Memphis and owners of unlicensed abortion centers in Bristol and Nashville. New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights is representing the abortion facilities and Tennessee’s Attorney General will defend the constitutionality of the protective laws.
“A lawsuit brought by those who profit from the killing of unborn children should not surprise anyone,” said Brian Harris, president of Tennessee Right to Life.
“These abortion facilities refuse to be held to the same standards as legitimate health care providers and will do everything possible to avoid enforcement of basic health and safety standards for the women and girls entering their facilities.
“It is long past time that Dr. Adams, Dr. Boyle and their chain of abortion centers be held accountable for their unlicensed facilities. The people have spoken in Tennessee and we fully expect that the courts will uphold the constitutionality of the statutes as a legitimate effort to ensure the health and safety of Tennessee’s women and girls.”