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Tennessee

Post-Viability Abortion Restriction

Tennessee's post-viability abortion restriction states that no abortion may be provided after viability unless necessary to preserve the woman's life or health.  A copy of the physician's certificate of necessity must be filed with the district attorney general before the abortion is provided.  Tenn. Code Ann. § 39-15-201(c)(3) (Enacted 1989).

NARAL Pro-Choice America supports the legal framework established in Roe v. Wade and does not oppose restrictions on post-viability abortion, such as Tennessee's, that contain adequate exceptions to protect the woman's life and health.


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