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.
The Nashville-based Southern Baptist Convention today passed resolutions protesting the treatment of same-sex marriage as a civil rights issue and chastising the federal government for what they consider infringements on religious liberty.
The state Senate passed a bill Monday night to fine-tune the definition of a fetus involved in a homicide. The accused would face two charges of homicide if an embryo dies along with the mother.
Abortion rights activists feared that an effort to publish the names of doctors who perform abortions could be used to identify individual women who had the procedure. In response, the sponsor of the state legislation cut those parts out.
Metro Health has indicated it’s willing to take over federal money that used to go to Planned Parenthood.
After a four-year campaign, anti-abortion activists today got final approval to put the abortion question before the voters at the next governor’s election.
Eleven years ago the Tennessee Supreme Court found that the state constitution protects a woman’s right to an abortion. But Monday the state Senate approved a measure to allow voters to overturn that decision.
Tennessee lawmakers Monday night approved a bill that explicitly bars coverage of abortion in any plan funded by the recently passed federal health care reform.
State lawmakers continued their debate Thursday over the new federal health care overhaul. The Tennessee House of Representatives took up the question of whether abortions can be paid for under the new federal law.
Both houses of the Tennessee General Assembly have approved a measure intended to make it harder to “coerce” a woman into having an abortion.
Conservative Democrats opposed to abortion say they won’t vote for any public health care plan that includes funding for the procedure. The list includes Tennessee’s Lincoln Davis.
Voters in Tennessee are closer than ever to weighing in on abortion restrictions.
A bill designed to keep federal funds away from Planned Parenthood is advancing through both chambers of the state legislature.