Legislative bill on IVF introduced in Tennessee

Following a contentious Alabama court ruling regarding IVF, a measure in Tennessee now aims to make our state’s abortion laws more clear.

Prior to the Alabama Supreme Court’s ruling designating frozen embryos as children, Representative Harold Love (D-Nashville) had previously proposed a bill that tackled the same contentious matters.

The bill states that using contraceptives and getting rid of IVF embryos are not considered types of abortion under Tennessee law.

“We want to make sure we are very clear about what the current law does and what it does not do,” Love stated.

Love noted that after seeing the contentious decision made by the Alabama Supreme Court, he first worried about what would occur in Tennessee. However, Love then heard other state Republicans express their support for in vitro fertilization.

“This bill is along party lines, drawing consensus of both sides of the aisle,” Love stated.

Among the legislators criticizing the Alabama court’s ruling last week was Rep. Jeremy Faison (R-Cosby).

“I just want to make sure that we’re pro-life all the way, and I don’t know how pro-life that was,” Faison stated.

The Love Measure is scheduled to begin its committee hearings the following week.

By Caleb Anderson

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