(NASHVILLE) — This week, House Republicans passed legislation sponsored by State Representative Matthew Hill (R-Jonesborough) that protects the lives of Tennessee’s unborn children.
House Bill 1189, also known as the Tennessee Infants Protection Act, prohibits abortions — except in medical emergency — after 24 weeks and requires testing to determine viability of an unborn child if a women is at least 20 weeks pregnant. It also holds physicians who perform late-term abortions accountable for their actions. Similar legislation has already passed in more than 20 other states.
“I am grateful to my House colleagues for their support of this important legislation that protects Tennessee’s unborn children and gives them the opportunity for life,” said Representative Hill. “We’ve made significant progress as a legislative body in recent years to give a voice to the unborn. This week’s vote is another important victory for Tennessee children, mothers, and families.”
The full text of House Bill 1189 can be accessed by visiting the Tennessee General Assembly website at: http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/110/Bill/HB1189.pdf
Matthew Hill serves as a member of the House Finance, Ways & Means and House Health Committee. He is also a member of the House Health and House Rules Subcommittee. Hill lives in Jonesborough and represents House District 7, which includes part of Washington County. He can be reached by email at: [email protected] or by calling (615) 741-2251.