January 30, 2020

Tennessee Governor Introduces Heartbeat Bill

Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced a bill last week which would take several steps to protect the lives of unborn children in the state.

Governor Lee's bill would ban abortions after a child's heartbeat is detected, require mothers to have ultrasounds before they have an abortion, and ban abortions “motivated by sex, race or disability diagnosis of the unborn child.”

“The General Assembly has been committed to making Tennessee a very strong pro-life state over the last decade,” Tennessee House Speaker Cameron Sexton said to Fox 17. “Obviously, we are very supportive and appreciative of the Governor’s dedication to pro-life principles. We are looking forward to working with him and his team on this issue, as well as his legislative vision. I know members of the House and the chairmen are eager to review the proposed language and continue their strong support for life.”

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