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Tennessee Governor Signs 48-Hour Waiting Period Bill

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam speaking at an event in April.

Tennessee joins 26 states that require waiting periods prior to having an abortion, according to the Guttmacher Institute.

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Anti-Choice Laws Continue to Move Through Tennessee Legislature

Tennessee’s 2015 anti-choice proposals have become commonplace in Republican-controlled state legislatures that have served as pipelines for abortion regulations.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam (R) quietly signed a bill into law Friday afternoon that will impose new regulations on clinics that provide abortion care.

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Tennessee Legislature Cracks Down on Reproductive Rights

Gov. Bill Haslam (R) is expected to sign the anti-choice bills seeking to mandate a 48-hour waiting period and increase regulation of clinics that provide abortion services.

Tennessee appears poised to increase restrictions on access to abortion care, as state lawmakers passed bills to mandate a 48-hour waiting period and increase regulation of clinics that provide abortion services.

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Spate of Anti-Choice Bills Pushed in Tennessee Legislature

A Tennessee house committee passed two bills that would restrict access to abortion care in the state. Among the bills considered priories by anti-choice policymakers are those designed to reinstate laws struck down by the state supreme court ruling in 2000.

A Tennessee house committee passed two bills that would restrict access to abortion care in the state. Among the bills considered priories by anti-choice policymakers are those designed to reinstate laws struck down by the state supreme court ruling in 2000.

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Tennessee Considers Half Measure in Expanding Medicaid

A plan to provide health care to low-income Tennesseans seems to be gathering support among state lawmakers, business leaders, and voters.

A plan to provide health care to low-income Tennesseans seems to be gathering support among state lawmakers, business leaders, and voters.

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Tennessee Governor Signs Bill Criminalizing Pregnant Women

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam (above) signed a bill Tuesday that will allow criminal charges against women who struggle with drug dependency during their pregnancy.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill Tuesday that will allow criminal charges against women who struggle with drug dependency during their pregnancy.

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Tennessee’s Pregnancy Criminalization Law Will Hit Black Women the Hardest

Texas' penal code explicitly exempts pregnant individuals from being punished for harming their own fetuses. But that hasn't stopped prosecutors from charging them with "reckless child endangerment" for using drugs while pregnant.

SB 1391 may not target Black women specifically, but history tells us that laws that do not specifically target people of color nevertheless tend to disparately affect people of color.

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