Prohibits Abortions After Viability (SB 1180 / HB 1189)

BILL SUMMARY

Prohibits abortion of a viable fetus and requires testing to determine viability if a woman is at least 20 weeks pregnant.

BILL ANALYSIS

Similar to the 20-week abortion ban (see TN Senate Bill 766). Requiring a determination of viability is an attempt to improve the odds that the law would not be held unconstitutional under current U.S. Supreme Court precedent.

BILL SPONSORS

Hensley in the Senate, M. Hill in the House

TRACK THIS BILL

Full Text: Senate Bill / House Bill

BILL STATUS

Signed into law. Public Chapter number not assigned yet.