Tenn. Abortion Laws Shot Down After 2016 High Court Ruling

By Dani Kass (April 14, 2017, 6:01 PM EDT) -- A Tennessee federal court on Friday permanently blocked two of the state's abortion restrictions after Tennessee admitted they were doomed by last year's U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, which found similar restrictions to be unconstitutional.

The permanent injunctions are in response to a joint motion for partial summary judgment entered by the defendants — two clinics and a doctor who performs abortions — and the state, according to Senior U.S. District Judge Bernard A. Friedman of Michigan, sitting in Tennessee by special designation.

Judge Friedman's permanent injunction blocks a 2015 law requiring reproductive health care facilities...

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