Tennessee AG weighs in on how far abortion restrictions can go

With Tennessee voters approving a measure to give lawmakers more power to regulate abortions, the state’s chief attorney has weighed in on just how far those legislators can go without running afoul of the U.S. Constitution, the Tennessean reports.

The five-page legal analysis by Attorney General Herbert Slatery III has already prompted some rethinking on one lawmaker’s part.

State Rep. Rick Womick, said Tuesday that he plans to amend a bill he has already introduced to require abortion providers to perform ultrasounds, describe to a woman what is shown in the ultrasounds and turn up the volume so she can listen to the fetal heartbeat if one exists.

His new version will require abortion providers to offer the choice to a woman on whether she would like to hear and see the ultrasound results, an effort he hopes will survive a legal challenge.

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