Tennessee Abortion Law Post-Dobbs

Absent litigation resulting in a stay or disputing the effective date, Tennessee’s trigger law, TCA 39-15-213, will likely go into effect thirty days after Dobbs judgement is issued, or sometime in mid-August of 2022.  That law bans abortion in virtually all circumstances and punishes the violation of the statute as a C Felony, authorizing imprisonment for a term of three to six years. The defenses are extremely narrow.