Listen / As of Jan. 1, Tennessee has a new law related to ultrasounds prior to receiving abortions. The law is a result of compromise within Tennessee’s pro-life movement.
Listen / The suspension of abortions at Nashville’s Planned Parenthood, the city’s only remaining clinic, has advocates raising money to help patients travel out of town and offset the cost of a procedure that can cost more than $1,000. They say plans for an abortion fund were already in the works as access in Tennessee has […]
Listen / An effort to defund Planned Parenthood in Tennessee will also cut off Medicaid reimbursements to other health care providers in the state. The federal government has begun reviewing the new restriction and started taking public comments on Friday.
Listen / The Tennessee House of Representatives will vote on a measure that would require abortion providers to offer women ultrasounds before the procedure. It’s a watered-down version of a more controversial proposal that stalled out last year, but it is nonetheless drawing criticism.
Listen / The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down two abortion restrictions in Texas will likely have major ramifications for similar regulations in Tennessee, both sides in the debate said Monday. Opponents of abortion in Tennessee say the court’s 5-3 decision represents a major setback for their cause and will probably mean taking a […]
Abortion rights lobbyists say they don’t expect to stop lawmakers from passing new regulations this year, and conservative lobbyists are wary of lawsuits.
Dozens of protesters rallied to protest upcoming abortion legislation as state lawmakers opened the 109th General Assembly.
Abortion advocates say legislation to require an ultrasound prior to an abortion has no real medical purpose, and may not even achieve the intended effect. The proposed state law would force the mother to listen to the heartbeat, and have the development of the pregnancy described to her if she chooses not to look at the image.