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Tennessee

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Forced Ultrasound Bill Hits Tennessee

A ballot measure stripped pro-choice protections from the Tennessee state constitution, and the doors are now open for anti-choice attacks. Here's the first.

Grade

Tennessee's grade on choice-related laws:

Methodology

Access Fact

96 percent of Tennessee counties have no abortion clinic

Methodology

Source: Guttmacher Institute

Political Info and Laws in Brief

Executives

  • Governor Bill Haslam (R) is anti-choice.

Legislature

  • The Tennessee House is anti-choice.
  • The Tennessee Senate is anti-choice.

ANTI-CHOICE LAWS

Abortion Ban

Tennessee has an unconstitutional and unenforceable criminal ban on abortion.
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Biased Counseling & Mandatory Delay

Tennessee has an unconstitutional and unenforceable law that subjects women seeking abortion services to biased-counseling requirements and mandatory delays.
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Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Tennessee has a "Choose Life" license-plate program.
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Insurance Prohibition for Abortion

Tennessee restricts insurance coverage of abortion for some individuals.
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Refusal to Provide Medical Services

Tennessee allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women specific reproductive-health services, information, or referrals.
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Restrictions on Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion

Tennessee restricts low-income women's access to abortion.
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Restrictions on Young Women's Access to Abortion

Tennessee law restricts young women's access to abortion services by mandating parental consent.
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Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP)

Tennessee prohibits certain qualified health-care professionals from providing abortion care and has an unconstitutional and unenforceable law that subjects abortion providers to burdensome restrictions not applied to other medical professionals.
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OTHER RELEVANT LAWS

Post-Viability Abortion Restriction

Tennessee restricts post-viability abortion.
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