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 is The Daily Memphian’s state government reporter. He came to Tennessee from Maryland where he reported on local politics for Baltimore Brew. He earned a Master of Journalism degree from the University of Maryland in December 2019.


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