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Tennessee Lawmakers Approve Near-Total Ban on Abortions

HeadlineJun 22, 2020

In reproductive rights news, Tennessee lawmakers passed a bill Friday banning abortion as early as six weeks of pregnancy — before most people even know they are pregnant. The bill, which Republican Governor Bill Lee is expected to sign, would criminalize abortion providers, who could face up to 15 years in jail and a $10,000 fine. Several groups, including Planned Parenthood and the ACLU, immediately challenged the move.

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