Bill Requiring Inspection of Abortion Facilities Signed Into Law
Tennessee Right to Life is grateful to our public officials for fulfilling their commitment to the people of Tennessee and restoring this common sense policy to protect the health and safety of women and girls. The bill was approved by super-majorities in both the state House and state Senate and will go into effect on July 1, 2015.
The bill came largely in response to voter passage of Amendment 1 last November which allows the people and elected officials more leeway in the regulation of abortion facilities in Tennessee.
Weaker abortion laws in Tennessee have contributed to large numbers of out-of-state women seeking to terminate pregnancies which, according to the Centers for Disease Control, has resulted in Tennessee becoming an abortion destination in which of 1 of 4 abortions was sought by a woman or girl from another state.