Challenge to TN Abortion Waiting Period Law Proceeds in Court

All nine abortion clinics in Tennessee, in addition to the ACLU, are moving forward with a challenge to the 2015 law requiring women seeking abortions to get in-person counseling from a doctor and then wait at least 48 hours before returning for the procedure. Both sides filed additional arguments last week. The point of the law is to help pregnant women make a more informed decision about the baby in the womb with the hopes that some women would choose life over an abortion. Currently, 27 states have waiting period laws and of those states, 14 require in-person counseling.

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