Four abortion bills to be considered this week in the Tenn. General Assembly

Apr 5, 2021

Credit capitol.tn.gov

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  --  Tennessee state lawmakers will this week consider four different anti-abortion bills introduced by majority Republicans.

One of those bills would require that fetal remains be buried or cremated following an abortion.

Another measure would essentially give a man veto power over a woman’s abortion simply by claiming paternity.

A third would make abortion illegal as soon a pregnancy can be detected using blood hormone tests. Performing an abortion past that point could cost a doctor between three and 15 years in jail.

Abortion related bills:

  1. HB1079: https://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/default.aspx?BillNumber=HB1079&GA=112
  2. HB1181: https://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/default.aspx?BillNumber=HB1181&GA=112
  3. HB1252: https://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/default.aspx?BillNumber=HB1252&GA=112
  4. HB1539: https://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/default.aspx?BillNumber=HB1539&GA=112