AG says ‘heartbeat bill’ is constitutionally suspect

A new state attorney general’s opinion says pending legislation to prohibit abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected is “constitutionally suspect.”

On the other hand, the opinion also says a provision within the bill (SB244) requiring women to get an ultrasound before an abortion is constitutionally defensible.

The so-called “heartbeat bill,” sponsored by Sen. Mae Beaves, R-Mount Juliet, and Rep. Micah Van Huss of Jonesborough, runs counter to past federal court decisions, says the opinion, citing rulings against similar laws in Arkansas and North Dakota.

The full opinion is HERE.

One Response to AG says ‘heartbeat bill’ is constitutionally suspect

  • David says:

    Just more wasting taxpayer dollars. Beavers has been there so long she believes the has more power than Scotus.

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