Tag: Tennessee

News Coverage: Hearing in Blackmon v. State of Tennessee

News and media highlights about the April 4 hearing.

Tennessee Medical Exceptions Case Hearing Scheduled for April 4

Watch a livestream of the hearing in Blackmon v. State of Tennessee.

More Women Join Abortion Lawsuit Against Tennessee

01.08.24 (PRESS RELEASE) – Today, four more women came forward to join a lawsuit filed by the Center for Reproductive Rights against the state of Tennessee (Blackmon v. State of Tennessee). The lawsuit, one of four similar cases brought by the Center in cases with total abortion bans, asks the court to clarify the scope […]

State of Tennessee Attempts to Dismiss Case Filed by Women Denied Abortions in Dangerous Situations

11.02.23 (PRESS RELEASE) – Last night, the State of Tennessee filed a motion attempting to throw out a lawsuit filed by the Center for Reproductive Rights on behalf of two Tennessee doctors and three women who were denied abortion care despite facing dangerous pregnancy complications (Blackmon v. State of Tennessee). In defense of its total […]

Women Denied Abortions File Legal Actions in Idaho, Tennessee, and Oklahoma

09.12.23 (PRESS RELEASE) – Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights filed legal actions in three states where abortion is banned—Idaho, Tennessee, and Oklahoma. These actions were filed on behalf of eight women who were denied abortions despite dangerous pregnancy complications, along with four OB-GYNs and a leading Idaho medical organization. All eight women faced serious […]

Tennessee Six-Week Abortion Ban Takes Effect

06.28.2022 (PRESS RELEASE) – Today, Tennessee’s ban on abortion after approximately six weeks into pregnancy took effect, prohibiting abortion in the state before many people even know they are pregnant. In today’s order, the Sixth Circuit vacated an injunction blocking the law – granted nearly two years ago in a case filed by abortion providers […]

Adams & Boyle, P.C. et al. v. Slatery, et al.: Appellate Court Decision

On August 5, 2021, the full Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a district court decision that struck down Tennessee’s mandatory 48-hour delay requirement. The mandatory delay law is in effect. Read the Appellate Court’s decision here: Decision by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, 08.05.21 in Adams & Boyle, P.C. et al. v. Slatery, et al.

Appeals Court Upholds ‘Highly Insulting and Paternalistic’ Tennessee Abortion Law

08.05.2021 – (PRESS RELEASE) Today, the full Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a district court decision striking down a 48-hour mandatory waiting period for abortion in Tennessee. The Sixth Circuit had allowed the law to take effect in April 2021 on a temporary basis pending the state’s appeal. The law requires patients to make two trips to a provider and wait at least two days to […]