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Abortion exception bills; Loosening abortion ban in Tennessee

Tennessee lawmakers are seriously considering making changes to the state’s abortion ban through two different bills.

This comes six months after one of the strictest abortion bans in the country went into effect.

Some of the changes that people are happy about are amendments to protect someone who got pregnant from rape or incest and to protect the life of a mother going through a deadly pregnancy.

There are two bills in the works currently.

One of the bills allows a person to have an abortion, early on, if the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest.

Lorraine McGuire with the Sexual Assault Center says they support the bill with the amendments and are working on it with the bill sponsors.

“I just feel positive that there’s so much great conversation coming across to learn more about what it’s like from the victim’s perspective, and how we can become a community that comes around victims,” McGuire said.

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Plus, Tennessee advances bill to narrowly loosen abortion ban

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01:48 Tennessee advances bill to narrowly loosen abortion ban
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