Suit challenging Tennessee’s 48-hour abortion wait bill scheduled to go to trial
A federal lawsuit challenging Tennessee’s law that requires women to wait 48 hours before an abortion is performed is set to go to trial next month.
The Associated Press reports Planned Parenthood has filed briefs related to the case in Nashville. They argue that the law violates the Equal Protection Clause and restricts a woman’s ability to make decisions about her reproductive health while no restrictions are placed on men.
In 2015, Tennessee became one of only eight states that require a waiting period for an abortion longer than 24 hours.
(US Dist. Court / Middle Dist. of TN)