A bill that would ban abortions after the detection of a fetal heartbeat has been moved for a full house vote in Tennessee.
The bill proposes a change to the current Tennessee laws on abortion. In particular, the bill prohibits abortions after the detection of a fetal heartbeat.
The bill provides an exception for medical emergencies which may require an abortion. The bill also states that when the fetal heartbeat is detected, the person who discovers the heartbeat must “[r]ecord in the pregnant woman’s medical record the estimated gestational age of the fetus,” record various details of the fetal heartbeat test, and “[o]ffer to the pregnant woman, either in person or by telephone, the results of the ultrasound, including if a fetal heartbeat is detected.”