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  • State Sen. Jim Tracy (TN) 12:24 pm on February 13, 2013 Permalink |
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    Tennessee to get ultrasounds before abortions

    Bill: SB0632 (PDF)

    Sponsored by Sen. Tracy and Rep. Womick, SB0632 states that “a qualified medical professional trained in sonography and working under the supervision of a physician licensed in this state shall (1) perform a live, real-time fetal transabdominal ultrasound imaging on the pregnant woman on whom the abortion is to be performed for the purpose of determining gestational age, (2) display the live, real-time fetal transabdominal ultrasound images in a quality consistent with current medical practice in a manner that the pregnant woman may view them, (3) offer a simultaneous verbal explanation of the results of the live, real-time ultrasound images, including a medical description of the dimensions of the embryo or fetus, the presence of cardiac activity, and the presence of arms, legs, external members and internal organs, and provide a copy of the ultrasound image to the woman; and (4) make audible the live, real-time heart auscultation, when present, for the pregnant woman to hear.”

    Also: “Tenn. bill would require ultrasound before abortion”

    “Tracy, Womick file bill requiring ultrasounds before abortions in Tenn.”

  • State Sen. Jim Tracy (TN) 11:24 am on January 24, 2012 Permalink |
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    Tennessee bans foreign law from use in state courts

    Bill: SB3740/HB3768 (Public Chapter No.983) (PDF)

    Co-sponsored by Sens. Tracy and Gresham and sponsored by Rep. Dennis, and signed into law by the governor, Public Chapter No. 983 (SB3740/HB3768) establishes certain public policies in regard to the application of foreign laws, legal codes and systems to protect constitutional rights of citizens of Tennessee. Commonly known as “American Law for American Courts” legislation, this law prevents Tennessee courts from applying foreign laws in U.S. cases.

    Also: “American laws for American courts”

    “Bans on court use of sharia/international law: 33 bills in 20 states to start 2012; review of all efforts since 2010”

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