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November 14, 2014
Tennessee Abortion Bill Would Require Ultrasound

"A bill requiring women to receive an ultrasound before they can receive an abortion was filed this week, the first move to create new abortion regulations since the passage of a constitutional amendment earlier this month," reports Dave Boucher of The Tennessean.

"Republican state Rep. Rick Womick prefiled the bill Thursday. The main requirement of the bill calls for a woman to receive an ultrasound within 24 to 72 hours of when she plans to have the abortion."

"Abortion-rights advocates and critics waged a well-publicized and well-financed fight earlier this year regarding a proposed amendment to the Tennessee Constitution. After a 2000 state Supreme Court ruling said the state constitution preserved the right to abortion services, anti-abortion rights supporters have pushed to change the constitution."

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