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TN Lawmakers Continue Pushing Extremist Legislation

Post submitted by Dan Rafter, Former HRC Associate Director of Communications

Tennessee has seen a shockingly high number of extremist bills wending their way through the state legislature recently – from the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, to the “Freedom to Bully” act , to a rightfully reviled transphobic bathroom bill. Now, extremist lawmakers in the Volunteer State are turning to women’s health.

New legislation would require public reporting of information pertaining to abortions – including details that could make it easy to identify women who undergo the procedure.

According to The Tennessean, the “Life Defense Act” requires the names of doctors who perform abortions to be published, as well as extensive demographic data pertaining to women who undergo the procedure. This creates understandable privacy concerns for women who live in Tennessee’s smaller, more rural communities.

Learn more about some of the other extremist legislation in Tennessee.

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