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Tennessee Woman Is Left Infertile After She’s Denied Abortion Care

HeadlineJun 01, 2023

In Tennessee, a 32-year-old woman has received an emergency hysterectomy after doctors initially refused to provide abortion care to end her high-risk pregnancy. The surgery left Mayron Hollis unable to bear more children. Hollis was finally granted surgery nearly a week after she was first admitted to a Tennessee hospital for “excessive bleeding.” She only survived after receiving a large transfusion of blood. Tennessee law criminalizes performing an abortion as a felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison, with only a narrow exception for medical emergencies.

Meanwhile, the Biden administration says it’s reconsidering a plan to move the headquarters of the U.S. Space Command to Alabama, citing the state’s near-total ban on abortions. In response, Republican lawmakers from Alabama threatened to freeze federal spending on Space Command’s temporary headquarters in Colorado Springs.

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