New Abortion Law In Tennessee

abortionWomen seeking an abortion in the state of Tennessee will now have to wait 48 hours after consulting with a doctor before coming back in for the procedure.
Governor Bill Haslam signed the measure, which was sponsored by Republican Sen. Mae Beavers of Mt. Juliet, into law late Monday.
Doctors who fail to comply with the new law could face misdemeanor or felony charges.
Currently, Tennessee is among 28 states that require women to undergo some sort of a waiting period before having an abortion.
Haslam also recently approved a measure making facilities or physician offices be licensed as ambulatory surgical treatment centers if they perform more than 50 abortions in a year.