Abortion advocates say legislation to require an ultrasound prior to an abortion has no real medical purpose, and may not even achieve the intended effect. The proposed state law would force the mother to listen to the heartbeat, and have the development of the pregnancy described to her if she chooses not to look at the image.
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Cable news shows continue to lampoon Tennessee’s new law banning the promotion of “gateway sexual activity” in sex-ed classes. Governor Bill Haslam defends the the measure, which he signed Friday.
Planned Parenthood offices in Tennessee got a favorable ruling in federal court Thursday. U.S. District Judge William Haynes granted a preliminary injunction, effectively restoring state money to the organization.
The Planned Parenthood offices in Tennessee are suing the state over another round of cuts to its grant funding, this time for HIV and Syphilis prevention. As of January 1st, Planned Parenthood receives no money from the state.
Metro Health has indicated it’s willing to take over federal money that used to go to Planned Parenthood.
Planned Parenthood will lose federal funding under the state budget that is currently awaiting Governor Bill Haslam’s signature.
A bill designed to keep federal funds away from Planned Parenthood is advancing through both chambers of the state legislature.