Tennessee TRAP Law, Requiring Doctors to Have Hospital Admitting Privileges, Passes Senate


Tennessee is one step closer to passing a new TRAP law, with bill that requires all doctors providing abortions to have hospital privileges passing the senate.

According to the Associated Press, “The legislation would require physicians performing abortions to hold hospital privileges in either the home or adjacent county of the woman seeking an abortion.”

The bill, which has already passed the House, will now head to the governor’s desk to be signed into law.

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  • dregstudios

    This year’s TN legislative session is an embarrassing three-ring circus gaining our state nothing but negative media attention.  Our lawmakers should focus on improving the state economy and education instead of intruding on civil liberties and violating students’ rights, gay rights, women’s rights, immigrants’ rights and even monkey rights!  Haslam and his team of corporate puppets need to stop spreading the wealth gap here in the south and start fixing our schools and ending the dumbing down of our youth.  Get a better view of the ringmaster’s circle in this charade at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/04/living-stereotype-and-seeing-red-in.html

  • dregstudios

    This year’s TN legislative session is an embarrassing three-ring circus gaining our state nothing but negative media attention.  Our lawmakers should focus on improving the state economy and education instead of intruding on civil liberties and violating students’ rights, gay rights, women’s rights, immigrants’ rights and even monkey rights!  Read about how these elected officials are turning our back yard into a testing ground for the most extreme Right-Wing agendas in the entire country at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/04/living-stereotype-and-seeing-red-in.html