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Abortion rights proponents give big to campaign

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By TRAVIS LOLLER
Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Abortion rights supporters contributed big sums last quarter to a campaign to defeat Amendment 1. The proposed constitutional amendment would give lawmakers more power to regulate abortions in Tennessee.

According to reports filed with the state Registry of Election Finance, Vote NO on One Tennessee Inc. raised more than $1.5 million between July 1 and Sept. 30. Two other groups opposed to Amendment 1 raised just over $16,000 in the same period.

Registry of Election Finance Executive Director Drew Rawlins said Monday the state has not yet received financial reports for the four groups registered in support of Amendment 1. The reports were due Friday.

A message left Monday for Tennessee Right to Life President Brian Harris asking how much was raised was not immediately returned.

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