Judge Strikes Down Tennessee Abortion Law Requiring Waiting Period

CountryMiddle east

Topline A federal judge has ruled a Tennessee law that required a mandatory 48-hour waiting period before getting an abortion is unconstitutional, a major blow to the state’s ability to restrict abortion access happening just as senators on Capitol Hill question Judge Amy Coney Barrett about her anti-abortion views during her Supreme Court confirmation hearings. Judge Bernard Friedman struck down a Tennessee law requiring a mandatory waiting period before an ... [+] abortion. getty Key Facts U.S. Senior District Judge Bernard Friedman, who was appointed by former President Ronald Reagan, ruled  the waiting period restriction in the 2015 law served no legitimate purpose. The Tennessee law had a provision that if the 48-hour ...read more...