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Tennessee House Passes Bill To Allow Criminal Prosecution For Harming Embryos

April 20, 2012


Think Progress, April 20, 2012 by Amanda Peterson Beadle Tennessee has long had a law that allowed prosecutors to charge someone for harming a “viable fetus” — defined as about the 32nd week after conception — when someone kills or assaults a pregnant woman. Last year, lawmakers expandedthat definition to apply to any fetus. Now, […]

House votes to extend murder laws to embryos

April 18, 2012


The Tennessean, April 18, 2012 by Chas Sisk The state House of Representatives approved a bill extending homicide and assault laws to embryos in the earliest stages of development, sending the issue to the Senate. House lawmakers voted 80-18 for House Bill 3517, which supporters said will clarify that a law passed last year extending […]