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New law requires 48-hr. waiting period before having sex with Rep. DesJarlais

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One day after Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed a bill requiring a 48-hour waiting period before a woman can obtain an abortion, state lawmakers passed a piece of legislation that requires women to wait 48 hours before having sex with U.S. Representative Scott DesJarlais. “We just want to make sure women have really thought this

State legislators propose 9-month waiting period for abortions

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After the Tennessee Senate approved a bill that would require a 48-hour waiting period for women seeking abortions, some legislators proposed extending the length of the waiting period to nine months. “We just want to make sure women have really, really thought this through before having an abortion,” said State Senator Geoff Fedherr. “Once, on

State Sen. Gardenhire unveils new “Insure the Assholes” plan

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After Governor Bill Haslam’s “Insure Tennessee” plan to provide coverage for approximately 280,000 uninsured Tennesseeans was voted down for a second time on Tuesday, State Senator Todd Gardenhire announced that he had drafted a bill called “Insure the Assholes” and is seeking bipartisan support. Gardenhire received criticism from progressives for voting against “Insure Tennessee” twice,

Rossville to ban abortion, may also ban miscarriages and “pulling out”

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After the city council of Rossville, GA unanimously gave preliminary approval earlier this week to an ordinance that bans abortion, it announced that it is considering expanding the language to ban any obstructions to the reproductive process, such as miscarriages and the “pulling out” method of birth control. Although law experts have deemed the ordinance

TN Amendment 1.5 could prevent men from removing bowling balls from rectum for 9-month period

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This election cycle, Tennessee voters will vote on Amendment 1.5 to the state Constitution, which could prevent men from removing bowling balls that have been lodged in their rectums for a 9-month period. The proposed amendment would read: “Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right for a man to remove a bowling ball

Benevolent UTC fraternities encourage sororities to take Ice Bucket Challenge

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In a remarkable show of altruism, fraternities at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga (UTC) have challenged local sororities to take the Ice Bucket Challenge to promote awareness of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. “There has been some confusion about the Ice Bucket Challenge, with some people not knowing that it’s about ALS awareness,”

Silverdale inmate who gave birth while shackled accidentally invented new fetish

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While a former Silverdale correctional facility inmate is suing Silverdale, Corrections Corporation of America and the sheriff of Hamilton County for being shackled last year to a hospital bed while giving birth, local perverts and the adult entertainment industry are praising her for inadvertently inventing a new fetish. The lawsuit alleges that being chained up