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VERIFY: Is TN abortion bill constitutional?


VERIFY: Is TN abortion bill constitutional?
WBIR-TV

"The moment the fetus becomes viable, everything shifts, and the woman no longer has a right to an abortion. Indeed, the state now has the power to regulate abortion, even out of existence after viability, as long as it leaves an opening for the life or the health of the mother."The bill on Haslam's desk says, "'Viable' and 'viability' mean that stage of fetal development when the unborn child is capable of sustained survival outside of the womb, with or without medical assistance.""But viability has never been defined. When exactly is a fetus viable?" Harris said. "Going all the way back to Roe v. Wade, the Court noted that this was a moving target, that as technology advances, earlier and earlier pregnancies will provide viable fetuses."The bill would call a fetus viable, unless otherwise certified by a doctor, at 20 weeks.

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