Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

Representative David Byrd: District 71 Capitol Hill Update


October 29, 2020

111th General Assembly passes major pro-life legislation banning abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected -- Major pro-life legislation, which includes a prohibition on abortions where a fetal heartbeat exists, was approved before the close of the 2020 legislative session. The comprehensive life-affirming bill, which was part of Governor Bill Lee’s legislative priorities, seeks to protect the life of the unborn.

Public Chapter 764 includes a layered structure that prohibits abortion after the unborn child reaches certain gestational age milestones. The “ladder” provision bans abo...

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