TN Legislators Approve Pro-Life Measure

This week the Tennessee Senate and the Tennessee House approved a measure that would make it a crime for a physician to perform an abortion after viability except in limited cases involving the life or physical health of the mother.

While the attorney general said that the original bill was suspect in certain regards, legislators amended the bill in an effort to address most of those concerns. But legislators noted that other states have these laws and they have not been challenged.

In response to calls for a veto by Planned Parenthood, Gov. Haslam has said he will review the bill with the administration’s attorney and the attorney general before deciding what to do.

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