The court will be hearing arguments over whether states have to guarantee access to abortion until the second trimester. Tennessee has been among the states arguing that’s too late.
The Tennessee House has approved a measure that would require tissue from abortions to be cremated or buried. If the measure passes the state Senate, backers say Tennessee would be the 12th state to require mortuary services after an abortion.
One anti-abortion proposal appears to be on the way toward becoming law this year in Tennessee. It’s based on an Indiana law that’s already been upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, requiring aborted fetuses to be buried or cremated.
Tennessee women’s rights groups are challenging a state law they say will interfere with the decision-making process for pregnant people undergoing drug-induced abortions.
Tennessee’s 48-hour waiting period for people to get abortions has been ruled unconstitutional by a federal court. Judge Bernard Friedman found that the state could not prove that the waiting period benefits the person’s mental health, which is the purported goal.
Tennessee’s newest restriction on abortions saw two major — and opposing — developments Monday.
A U.S. Supreme Court decision is being described as a “small victory” for abortion rights supporters in Tennessee, and it’s causing a leading anti-abortion group to call for a reset on opponents’ strategy.
In a late-night, last-minute vote, the Tennessee Senate passed what would become one of the most restrictive anti-abortion bills in the country. The measure (SB2196/HB2263) had been championed by Gov. Bill Lee, although he said it was not a priority once the coronavirus pandemic struck in the state.
A federal judge says women can still get surgical abortions while Gov. Bill Lee’s executive order is in place limiting non-essential medical procedures. In a ruling issued Friday night, Judge Bernard Friedman wrote that barring abortions during the COVID-19 pandemic “creates an undue burden on the right of women in Tennessee to choose to have […]
Advocates filed an emergency lawsuit in Tennessee this morning, urging the courts to allow women to get abortions during the COVID-19 pandemic.