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Senator Joey Hensley, MD: Tennessee 28th District Capitol Hill Week in Review


August 19, 2021

Decision by Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals is very important for unborn children in Tennessee

The full Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld the constitutionality of a 2015 law passed by our General Assembly requiring a 48-hour waiting period for abortions. This decision was very important for unborn children in Tennessee.

The Sixth Circuit Appeals Court reversed a lower court decision that the law imposed too many burdens on women seeking abortions. The Appeals Court concluded that since passage of the law, the 48-hour waiting period has not been a s...

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