Tennessee 28th District Capitol Hill Week in Review with Senator Joey Hensley, MD
August 4, 2022
On August 25th, Tennessee’s Human Life Protection Act, also known as the Trigger Act, will take effect. Passed in 2019, the legislation restores Tennessee’s strong abortion laws prior to the Roe v. Wade ruling, preventing all abortions in the state except when the life of the mother is at risk. I’m proud to have sponsored this legislation, and am grateful to the U.S. Supreme Court for returning abortion regulation to the states. Tennessee now stands firmly on the side of life.
The Human Life Protection Act creates a Class C felony for a person who performs or attempts to perform an a...