Republicans in the Tennessee legislature have renewed their efforts to ban abortions in the state, and this time Gov. Bill Lee is behind it. The proposal, which is in early stages, also has multiple provisions designed to make it stand up in court.
Listen / A new bill filed in the Tennessee General Assembly would trigger a ban on abortions — but only if the country’s highest court overturns Roe v. Wade. The proposal by Sen. Dolores Gresham, R-Somerville, and Rep. Susan Lynn, R-Mt. Juliet, is one of many such measures making their way through state legislatures.
Susan Lynn of Mt. Juliet is headed back to the General Assembly. She beat single-term incumbent Linda Elam by a two-to-one margin in the Republican primary.