2016 - Prevent the Trafficking of Human Remains

This legislation will strengthen reporting requirements by abortion facility operators, increase inspections of these facilities and ensure that the remains of unborn children cannot be bought or sold following an abortion in Tennessee.  The bill will also require informed consent by a woman prior to an abortion specific to the disposition / disposal of her unborn child's body. (House Bill 2577, Dunn / Senate Bill 2568, Roberts) Tennessee General Assembly summary of bill: As introduced, establishes requirements regarding the disposition of fetal remains resulting from surgical abortions, including reporting requirements and requirements for interim inspections of and certain reporting by facilities where surgical abortions are performed. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 15, Part 2 and Title 68. Continue reading

2016 - Informed Consent Regarding Disposition of Aborted Baby's Body

This legislation clarifies that the consent required of a woman prior to an abortion specific to the disposition / disposal of her unborn child's body must be in writing. (HB1654, Terry / SB2240, Hensley) Tennessee General Assembly summary of bill: As introduced, clarifies that the consent required of a woman in order for medical experiments, research, or the taking of photographs upon her aborted fetus must be in writing. - Amends TCA Title 10, Chapter 7, Part 5; Title 39, Chapter 15, Part 2; Title 63, Chapter 6, Part 2; Title 68, Chapter 3 and Title 68, Chapter 30.   Continue reading

2015 - Informed consent for women and girls considering abortion

This legislation would require abortion facilities to provide accurate information about the development of the baby, alternatives and resources available to assist the mother, and possible physical and psychological risks of the abortion. (Senate Bill 1222, Beavers / House Bill 0977, Hill & Moody) Continue reading

2015 - 48 Hour Waiting period

A 48 Hour Waiting period in order to reduce coerced abortions and to allow time to carefully consider the information and resources provided by informed consent provisions. (Senate Bill 1222, Beavers / House Bill 977, Hill and Moody)   Continue reading

2015 - Regulation of abortion facilities

Regulation of abortion facilities requiring the inspection and licensure by the Tennessee Department of Health in order to hold abortion providers accountable. (Senate Bill 1280, Hensley / House Bill 1368 Lynn) Continue reading