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Vote Yes on SB 1180, the TN Infants Protection Act

TN Right to Life

The Tennessee Infants Protection Act (Senate Bill 1180 sponsored by Sen. Joey Hensley, MD) seeks to:

  1. Require viability assessment beginning at the 20th week of pregnancy to measure gestational age, weight, or other factors to determine viability of the unborn child;
  2. Define viability in state law as "the state of fetal development when the unborn child is capable of sustained survival outside of the womb, with or without medical assistance;"
  3. Establish presumption in state law that an unborn child of at least 24 weeks gestation (LMP) is viable and must be protected by law;
  4. Recognize current U.S. Supreme Court doctrine to avoid an untimely legal challenge; and,
  5. Mirror 2011 Ohio statute which is in effect and has never been challenged.

The Senate is scheduled to vote on the bill on Thursday, April 27 during the 8:30 AM session.

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Vote Yes on SB 1180, the TN Infants Protection Act

TN Right to Life

The Tennessee Infants Protection Act (Senate Bill 1180 sponsored by Sen. Joey Hensley, MD) seeks to:

  1. Require viability assessment beginning at the 20th week of pregnancy to measure gestational age, weight, or other factors to determine viability of the unborn child;
  2. Define viability in state law as "the state of fetal development when the unborn child is capable of sustained survival outside of the womb, with or without medical assistance;"
  3. Establish presumption in state law that an unborn child of at least 24 weeks gestation (LMP) is viable and must be protected by law;
  4. Recognize current U.S. Supreme Court doctrine to avoid an untimely legal challenge; and,
  5. Mirror 2011 Ohio statute which is in effect and has never been challenged.

The Senate is scheduled to vote on the bill on Thursday, April 27 during the 8:30 AM session.