Right To Life organization to form local chapter
Posted By Sparta Live | April 25, 2002 12:00 am
Kim Swindell Wood
Concerns of several White Countians who have been attending Right To Life organizational meetings in Putnam County sparked the desire to form a local chapter. According to Lowell Ebersole, a member of the state board of Right To Life and vice-president of the Cookeville chapter, the first meeting will be held at 7 p.m., April 30, 2002, on the second floor of the White County Courthouse.
“We want to see some common sense controls placed on the abortion laws,” said Ebersole.
According to Ebersole, Tennessee’s guidelines for abortion are ‘wide-open.’ He said the only way to change the laws is through a constitutional amendment. “I hope to get a few people together that have an interest in this issue and have regular monthly meetings,” said Ebersole. “Right To Life wants to educate the people on the laws.”
Brian Harris, state director of Right To Life, will be the featured speaker for the meeting.
“The only way to change is through hearts and minds and legislation,” said Ebersole.