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Tennessee - Latest News
Oct 16, 2020 - 12:31 am .- A federal judge on Wednesday ruled unconstitutional a mandatory 48-hour waiting period for women seeking abortion in Tennessee, which had been in effect since 2015.
Oct 1, 2020 - 01:07 pm .- A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked a Tennessee law that requires doctors to inform patients seeking medical abortion that the procedure could be reversed if the patient acts quickly.
Jul 27, 2020 - 07:00 pm .- After issuing a temporary injunction against a Tennessee law that would ban abortion in most circumstances, U.S. District Judge William Campbell blocked on Friday the law from taking effect while it is being challenged in court.
Jun 25, 2020 - 04:00 am .- Three state legislatures have passed new restrictions on abortion: a heartbeat-based abortion ban in Tennessee; a 24-hour waiting period on abortion in Iowa; and a ban on abortion due to race, sex or genetic anomaly of the unborn child in Mississippi.
Feb 20, 2020 - 11:00 am .- Nicholas Sutton, 58, was sentenced to death in 1988 after he and another inmate murdered a fellow prisoner.
Jan 15, 2020 - 08:34 pm .- Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced Jan. 15 that he intends to sign into law a bill to protect adoption organizations which place children based on the belief in marriage as a union between a man and woman.
May 6, 2019 - 01:57 pm .- The bishops of Tennessee have requested that the new governor halt four executions planned for this year, reiterating the Church’s teaching on the sanctity of human life.
Apr 4, 2019 - 04:01 pm .- As other US states have defunded adoption agencies that won't place children with same-sex couples, the Tennessee House on Monday passed a bill meant to ensure these agencies' religious freedom.
Mar 12, 2019 - 12:09 am .- Lawmakers in Georgia and Tennessee have advanced bills that would ban most abortions when a fetal heartbeat is detected, usually around six weeks of pregnancy. Should they become law, both are expected to face legal challenges, as courts have historically ruled similar laws unconstitutional.
Dec 12, 2018 - 04:38 pm .- As Tennessee has seen an increase in pro-life legislation in recent years, the only abortion clinic in Nashville temporarily ceased its abortion services last week.
Aug 10, 2018 - 12:00 pm .- Tennessee carried out its first execution in nearly a decade on Thursday evening. Governor Bill Haslam allowed the lethal injection to proceed at a maximum-security Nashville prison, despite controversy over the drug cocktail used and past pleas from the state’s three Catholic bishops, who argued that the death penalty was contrary to human dignity and respect for life.
Apr 27, 2018 - 12:00 am .- A bill approving a memorial to the unborn was passed by the Tennessee Senate on Monday by a 23-3 vote.
Apr 20, 2017 - 01:44 pm .- The state of Tennessee has agreed to stop enforcing two abortion restrictions which are similar to those in Texas that were struck down by the Supreme Court last year.

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