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Thu Mar 28, 2019, 01:40 AM

Abortion ban 'trigger' bill fails in House panel

Legislation banning Tennessee abortions in case of the overturning of Roe v. Wade failed Wednesday in a House subcommittee.

The Human Life Protection Act was killed in the Public Health Subcommittee.

Sponsored by state Rep. Susan Lynn, a Mt. Juliet Republican, the measure was called a “trigger” bill allowing Tennessee to prohibit abortions if the U.S. Supreme Court were to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision or the U.S. Constitution were amended to allow states to ban abortions.

It would have created exceptions in the case of abortions necessary to prevent the death of a pregnant woman or prevent serious risk of substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function. It also would have prohibited prosecution of a woman who had an abortion.

Read more: https://dailymemphian.com/section/metrostate-government/article/4063/Abortion-ban-trigger-bill-fails-in-House-panel

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