State Rep Wants More Regulations To The Abortion Law In Tennessee

abortionOn the heels of the most controversial issue of the recent election, there’s a plan to add more regulations to abortion in Tennessee.
WSMV-TV reports a bill on the table will require any woman seeking an abortion to have an ultrasound before the procedure. The measure is modeled after a similar law in Texas.
The bill was introduced by Rep. Rick Womick (R-Rockvale). It requires a woman to have an ultrasound between 24 and 72 hours before having an abortion, unless the abortion is part of a medical emergency.
The bill would require the woman to view the ultrasound. If she chose not to view it, a medical professional would describe it to her, including details like the size of the embryo, the presence of a heartbeat, and arms and legs.
Planned Parenthood opposes the bill, saying that most women have already made up their minds before they have an abortion.