Tennessee 20-Week Abortion Ban (SB 766)

This law was last updated on Jul 7, 2017


This law is Anti–Choice

State

Tennessee

Number

SB 766

Status

Proposed

Proposed

Feb 9, 2017

Topics

20-Week Bans

Full Bill Text

www.capitol.tn.gov

SB 766 would prohibit abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy except to preserve the life and health of the pregnant individual.

The bill would amend TCA  Section 39-15-201(c)(2) by deleting the language “After three (3) months, but before the viability of the fetus,” and substituting instead the language “After three (3) months, but before twenty (20) weeks of pregnancy or viability of the fetus.”

The bill would amend  TCA  Section 39-15-201(c)(3) by deleting the language “During viability of the fetus” and substituting instead the language “After twenty weeks of pregnancy or during viability of the fetus.”

Related Legislation

20 week bans are based on model legislation drafted by the National Right to Life Committee, as well as Americans United for Life.

Companion bill to HB 101.

Identical to HB 1758/SB 1770, which failed to pass in 2016.


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