Susan Lynn (left), a state representative from Mt. Juliet, is Chair of the Finance Committee. State Representative Dennis Powers (far right).
NASHVILLE, TN (WLAF) – The Tennessee Legislature this week also passed historic pro-life legislation that bans abortion procedures after a fetal heartbeat is detected or around six weeks. “This is the most comprehensive, pro-life legislation in the nation and I am proud to be a co-sponsor of this bill,” said Representative Dennis Powers (far right in photo).
House Bill 2263 passed by a 68-17 vote tally Thursday morning. The legislation includes a ladder provision that enacts bans at various other gestation intervals up to 24 weeks. These provisions would take effect if the courts struck down the six-week ban or any other component of this measure.
House Bill 2263 requires doctors to conduct an ultrasound, show images to an expectant mother and inform her about her baby’s development.
An amendment added to the bill also requires abortion facilities where 50 or more procedures are performed a year to post signage informing patients their chemical abortion procedure is reversible. Patients would also receive the same notification prior to and after the first dose of a two dose abortion-inducing drug treatment has been administered.
Tennessee is a strong pro-life state, and this historic measure and others demonstrate our continued commitment to fight for our unborn. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 06/20/2020-10AM)