Health Care

Tenn. set to be second state to outlaw ‘abortion trafficking’

Supporters drew a distinction from the temporarily blocked Idaho law because the bill doesn’t mention interstate travel.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee speaks during a news conference Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/George Walker IV)

Tennessee would be the second state in the country where adults who help minors get abortions could face criminal charges under a bill headed to Gov. Bill Lee (R).

The Senate on Wednesday gave a final sign-off to a measure that would create a criminal offense for “abortion trafficking” punishable by up to a year in prison.

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