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Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Anti-abortion bill is filed
A modified version of the "heartbeat bill" passed the Tennessee House health committee this week Sponsored by Rep. Micah Van Huss, R-Jonesborough, the bill which would have outlawed abortions after a heartbeat is detected. The proposal was unconstitutional based on the U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling making abortions legal up to about 24 weeks. The new version of the bill states only that if an ultrasound is used, the operator is required to offer the woman the results. "According to preborn.org, if a mother sees the results of an ultrasound, 80 percent of the time she will not follow through with an abortion, and that is the intention with this amendment and how we will save babies’ lives," Van Huss told the committee. Representative John Ray Clemmons pointed out that the bill added additional emotional issues and burdens on women who have a constitutional right to an abortion, but Van Huss said he is more concerned with the baby's life.


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