2017 - Tennessee Infants Protection Act

  • Strengthens current law enacted in 1973 regarding post-viability abortion

  • Requires viability assessment after beginning of 20th week of pregnancy (LMP) to measure gestational age, weight, or other factors to determine viability

  • Defines viability in state law

  • Establishes presumption in TN law that an unborn child of at least 24 weeks gestation (LMP) is viable

  • Constitutional under current U.S. Supreme Court doctrine

  • Mirrors 2011 Ohio statute which is in effect and has never been challenged

 

Legislative Actions on House Bill 1189

02/15/2017 - Assigned to House Health Subcommittee

03/01/2017 - Placed on House Health Subcommittee calendar for 03/08/2017

03/08/2017 - Passed the House Health Subcommittee on a voice vote. Placed on the House Health Committee calendar for 03/14/2017

03/14/2017 - Action deferred in the House Health Committee until 03/21/2017

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Legislative Actions on Senate Bill 1180

02/13/2017 - Assigned to Senate Judiciary Committee

 

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