Significantly weakened abortion ban exception moves forward in General Assembly

By , Daily Memphian Updated: March 17, 2023 7:32 PM CT | Published: March 17, 2023 4:22 PM CT

Tennessee lawmakers are close to amending the state’s total abortion ban to allow doctors to terminate pregnancies to save patients’ lives. But the amended bill is more vague than the original about when abortion would be legal.


Abortion Sen. London Lamar Tennessee General Assembly

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Ian Round is The Daily Memphian’s state government reporter based in Nashville. He came to Tennessee from Maryland, where he reported on local politics for Baltimore Brew. He earned a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland in December 2019.


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