The Tennessee House of Representatives approved a ban on abortion after a heart beat can be detected — roughly six weeks of pregnancy. The legislation still must be heard by the full Tennessee Senate. The legislation, HB0077, sponsored by Rep. James “Micah” Van Huss, R-Gray, District 6, is one of Republican’s most aggressive attempts to restrict…

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NASHVILLE – State lawmakers approved Tuesday a measure that, if enacted into law, would ban abortions in Tennessee after about six weeks of pregnancy. Members of the House Health Committee voted 15-4 to send House Bill 0077 to the Calendar and Rules Committee—the last step before the legislation is heard by the full House of…

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A Republican-led state House subcommittee of all men voted 5-1 Wednesday, Feb. 20 to advance legislation HB0077 that would ban first trimester abortions after six weeks. The bill sponsor Rep. Micah Van Huss (R-Jonesborough), who is a web programmer, told the committee this legislation would prohibit abortion procedures after a heart beat can be detected…

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