Tennessee Presents New Bill Allowing Fathers to Stop Abortions

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Tennessee lawmakers proposed a bill that would allow biological fathers of an unborn child to prevent mothers from getting an abortion.

The bill was introduced on Feb. 10 by Sen. Mark Pody (R-Lebanon) and Rep. Jerry Sexton (R-Bean Station). It states a person can, “petition a court for an injunction to prohibit a woman who is pregnant with the person’s unborn child from obtaining an abortion,” according to both House Bill 1079 and Senate Bill 949.

After passing on its second consideration Feb. 11, it has since been referred to…

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