Right to Life on Haslam Signing of Abortion Regulations

Governor Haslam Signs Into Law Provisions Requiring Informed Consent, 48-Hour Waiting Period

Nashville, May 18, 2015--- Responding to Monday's signing by Governor Bill Haslam of legislation requiring informed consent and waiting period provisions, the state's oldest and largest pro-life organization expressed appreciation to the state's voters and elected officials.

"Women and girls considering abortion in our state deserve relevant details and adequate time to make fully-informed decisions about the fate of their unborn child," said Brian Harris, president of Tennessee Right to Life. "We are grateful to the voters who approved Amendment 1 and to the public officials who have fulfilled their commitment to restore common-sense protections for women, girls and unborn children in our state." 

"Now women and girls will be assured of additional information and adequate time to ensure that their decision is fully informed," said Harris.  "Women will be empowered and lives will be saved as a result of these common-sense safeguards."