AG agrees state will stop enforcing 2 abortion limits
NASHVILLE | Tennessee’s attorney general has agreed that the state will drop two abortion limits similar to Texas laws struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court, according to court filings Thursday.
One of the requirements mandated that abortion providers have hospital admitting privileges. The other forced abortion clinics to meet hospital-level surgical standards.
The Supreme Court struck down similar Texas laws in June 2016.
The state will continue to defend another restriction that requires counseling and a 48-hour waiting period for women seeking abortions.