Near-total abortion ban takes effect in 30 days, but a ‘heartbeat bill’ could come sooner

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 25, 2022 9:31 PM CT | Published: June 24, 2022 3:47 PM CT

The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade has caused a number of states’ “trigger laws” banning abortion to take effect, including Tennessee’s. The state’s attorney general wants another abortion ban, a six-week “heartbeat bill,” to become law sooner than the trigger law.


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Ian Round

Ian Round

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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