Governor signs abortion ban into law, court immediately blocks

By , Daily Memphian Updated: July 13, 2020 3:41 PM CT | Published: July 13, 2020 1:09 PM CT

Just moments after Gov. Bill Lee signed an abortion ban into law Monday, July 13, a federal judge blocked the measure from taking effect and set up a court battle with the ACLU-Tennessee.

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Bill Lee Jack Johnson Raumesh Akbari Mike Stewart
Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard is a Nashville-based reporter with more than 30 years of journalism experience as a writer, editor and columnist covering the state Legislature and Tennessee politics for The Daily Memphian.


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