TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Barry Kolar on Feb 26, 2019
A House committee voted 15-4 in favor of the so-called "fetal heartbeat" bill, which would ban most abortions in Tennessee, the Tennessean reports. The bill bans nearly all abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which typically occurs early in a pregnancy and, in some instances, even before a woman knows she's pregnant. The bill includes an exception for a medical emergency, but not for pregnancies that result from rape or incest.