Late Friday afternoon, April 23, 2021, in a rare move, the hostile to women 6th circuit court overturned a previous decision to enforce the injunction against the 48 hour waiting period. The state of Tennessee is determined to undermine individual rights of pregnant people to seek and have access to abortion services. So as of late Friday afternoon, the 48 hour waiting period is back in effect! This ruling applies to all people who have an appointment on Monday, April 26th.
Along with other egregious and dangerous bills destined to the governor’s desk for passage in this legislative session, for example the fetal tissue bill requiring only abortion clinics to cremate or bury the embryonic or fetal tissue removed during an aspiration abortion, this ruling creates another hurdle and obstacle for obtaining legal health services in our state.
We are outraged, as you should be, too!