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Read about legislative bills that we are tracking through the Tennessee General Assembly that relate to life, including life in the womb and the life of those with terminal diseases.

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Use of State Family Planning Funding – Prioritizing Entities (SB 2494 / HB 2262)

Seeks to ensure that entities that promote or support elective abortions do not benefit directly or indirectly from state funding. Bill Analysis The intent of this legislation is similar to that of SB 2148/HB 2251, which is to eliminate family planning funds from going to entities that provide elective abortions such as Planned Parenthood. This […]

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Information to be Provided Prior to Abortion (SB 2365 / HB 1746)

Requires that certain information regarding the physician who will perform an abortion be provided to the woman prior to an abortion. Bill Analysis Current law requires that a woman seeking an abortion must be provided with certain information and notice prior to the abortion being performed. This bill would require that notice to include information […]

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Use of State Family Planning Funding (SB 2148 / HB 2251)

Seeks to ensure that entities that promote or support elective abortions do not benefit directly or indirectly from state funding. Bill Analysis According to the Department of Finance and Administration almost $1 million in state funding over the last five years went to entities such as Planned Parenthood that perform elective abortions. The funding in […]

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Fetal Heartbeat Detection (SB 1961 / HB 1892)

Prohibits abortions from the point a fetal heartbeat is detected; requires fetal heartbeat testing prior to an abortion; creates exceptions. Bill Analysis This bill as drafted is virtually identical to the original language of SB 244/HB 108. However, as discussed above, SB 244 was amended in a House subcommittee because there was insufficient support to […]

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Assisted Suicide Bill (SB 1378 / HB 1394)

Allows for an adult suffering from a terminal disease to make a written request for life-ending medication. Bill Analysis Raises a whole host of spiritual, legal, and ethical issues. If passed, this bill could have enormous impact as to Tennessee’s policy (as a state) on the intrinsic value of life. Bill Sponsors Tate in the […]

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Fetal Heartbeat Bill (SB 244 / HB 108)

As drafted, the bill would ban abortion if a fetal heartbeat is detected. However, the bill has been amended to require additional reporting of information and notice to the pregnant woman of the right to be informed of the results of an ultrasound, if any. Bill Analysis The bill was amended in the House Health […]