Tennessee's medication abortion law blocked by judge

Oct 1, 2020

Credit capitol.tn.gov

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge has blocked a Tennessee law that required women undergoing drug-induced abortions be informed the procedure could be reversed.


The statute was about to go into effect Thursday after the GOP-dominant General Assembly advanced a sweeping anti-abortion measure earlier this year.


The law included not only the so-called “abortion reversal” provision, but also a ban on abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected — about six weeks into pregnancy, before many women know they’re pregnant.


Both portions of that statute are now blocked from being implemented as these legal cases make their way through court.