TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on May 18, 2015

Women seeking an abortion in Tennessee will now have to wait 48 hours after getting in-person counseling from a doctor before being able to return for the procedure. The new measure was signed into law today by Gov. Bill Haslam. The law's passage marks the second major abortion policy shift in Tennessee this month. Last week the governor signed into law a requirement that all clinics performing more than 50 surgical abortions each year must be regulated as outpatient surgery centers — a law that has forced clinic closures in other states. The Tennessean has more.