Tennessee lawmakers are studying legislation that would impose a near-total ban on abortion.
The Tennessee senate judiciary committee held hearings on monday and Tuesday on a bill that would ban abortions “when a viable pregnancy is presumed to exist or has been confirmed.”
It would also punish non-compliant providers with up to 15 years in jail and a $10,000 fine.
The measure allows for the procedure if a doctor determines that it is necessary to prevent the death of the woman.
It provides no exceptions for victims of rape or incest.
Source: NewsNet | Tennessee Lawmakers Considering Abortion Ban