PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF TENNESSEE & NORTH MISSISSIPPI ET AL. V. SLATERY, ET AL.
August 31, 2020: Abortion facility owner-operators file suit against the new Tennessee law requiring abortion facilities to display signage informing women that a chemical (RU486) abortion may be reversed following the first dose of a two-pill protocol. It also requires a physician to directly provide the same information during informed consent, 48 hours prior to the abortion procedure..
The complaint was filed in federal court by Planned Parenthood of Tennessee & North Mississippi, Memphis and Knoxville Centers for Reproductive Health, Femhealth USA dba Carafem, and Audrey Lance M.D., M.S. New York-based American Civil Liberties Union Foundation and the Center for Reproductive Rights are representing the abortion facilities and Tennessee's Attorney General will defend the constitutionality of the protective laws.
Plaintiff(s): Planned Parenthood of Tennessee & North Mississippi, Memphis Center for Reproductive Health d/b/a Choices, Knoxville Center for Reproductive Health, Femhealth USA dba Carafem, and Audrey Lance M.D., M.S.
Defendants: Herbert H. Slatery, III, Attorney General of Tennessee, Lisa Piercey, MD, Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health, et al.
Judge: William L. Campbell, Jr.
Status: Open, Case Number: 3:20-cv-00740
September 29, 2020: Judge William Campbell issues a Temporary Restraining Order not allowing the law to be implemented throughout the duration of the legal challenge.