Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

Nashville's last remaining abortion clinic has closed. Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi announced last week that it has "indefinitely" stopped offering abortions at their Nashville location. This means one of the largest cities in the south is abortion-free. This is the trend as abortion remains highly controversial. Several factors led to the decision. Tennessee law requires a two-day waiting period which allowed women more time to reflect on their options; chemical abortions are widely available without the need of surgical centers; and the decline of doctors willing to participate in a gruesome procedure. Another factor is the presence of the pro-life ministries led by women who've had abortions who offer free ultrasounds outside the clinic. And their goal is to shed light on the reality of another life that's at stake.