Historic Day for Pro-Life Tennesseans
Editor’s note. The following comes from Tennessee Right to Life
Sunday, July 1, marked an important milestone as three common sense pro-life protections were enacted into law:
Requirement that abortion providers maintain admitting privileges in a licensed hospital in the county or community where abortions are performed (HB 3808 by Rep. Matthew Hill/ SB 3323 by Sen. Mae Beavers.)
Ban on the use of telemedicine / internet connections for dispensing abortion drugs such as RU 486, one of just 8 states to do so (HB 2792 by Rep. Matthew Hill / SB 3540 by Sen. Rusty Crowe.)
Strengthening of Tennessee’s Unborn Victims of Violence Act so that unborn children of any gestational age may be considered victims of criminal assault or homicide if a pregnant woman is harmed or killed (HB 498 by Rep. Joshua Evans / SB 633 by Sen. Mae Beavers.)
Please take a moment to express your appreciation to each bill sponsor for their courage and conviction as well as their willingness to listen, lead and act alongside Tennessee Right to Life for the protection of human life in our state.
We also express our gratitude to Governor Bill Haslam for his support including the public ceremonial signing on May 29 of both the admitting privileges and unborn victims bills.