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Fri Aug 6, 2021, 07:04 AM

Tennessee's 48-hour abortion waiting period upheld by full U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals

Tennessee's 48-hour abortion waiting period upheld by full U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals

MARIAH TIMMS | NASHVILLE TENNESSEAN | 13 hours ago

Tennessee's 48-hour abortion waiting period will remain in effect, after the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled it constitutional Thursday.

The 2015 law requires a patient seeking an abortion first to be counseled by a doctor in-person and then wait at least 48 hours before returning for an abortion procedure.

A lawsuit against the rule was filed soon after it passed, but it sat largely dormant until October, when a lower court ruled it unconstitutional. District Judge Bernard A. Friedman wrote the state had failed to show the waiting period helps with the its claim to protect fetal life.

In April, the full appeals court ruled in favor of the state's motion for a stay of Friedman's ruling to allow the law to remain in effect while an appeal continues.

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mahatmakanejeeves Aug 2021 OP
Walleye Aug 2021 #1
sinkingfeeling Aug 2021 #2
Claire Oh Nette Aug 2021 #6
secondwind Aug 2021 #3
no_hypocrisy Aug 2021 #4
niyad Aug 2021 #5

Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 07:15 AM

1. My body my choice? So parents are the ultimate authority except when pregnant?

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 07:16 AM

2. Isn't this discrimination? Can you name any other elective medical procedure that

requires a waiting period?

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 12:06 PM

6. Can you name any procedure for men that we vote on?

The GOP wants small government, so small it can fit up women's uterii....

It's insulting and condescending for white men to pass a law to force women to think it over, as though we hadn't thought it over before we sought to terminate a pregnancy.

Rare heart attack at 24. Typically fatal in labor and delivery.

Glad total fucking strangers feel comfortable voting on my reproductive health.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 07:27 AM

3. The zygote has more rights than the host. UNBELIEVABLE


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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 09:11 AM

4. What? I'm shocked TN doesn't require doctors to play a tape of a squeaky little voice, crying

"Mommy! Please don't kill me!"

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 09:17 AM

5. and the WAR ON WOMEN. continues apace. Would you consider cross-posting this in

Women's Rights And Issues? Thanks in advance.

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