Tennessee bill would allow father to seek court injunction to prevent abortion
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WJHL) – Two Tennessee state lawmakers have introduced bills that would allow the father of an unborn child to seek a court injunction prohibiting the mother from having an abortion.
Senate Bill 494 by Senator Mark Pody (R-Lebanon) was adopted for second consideration Thursday and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Internal bill 1079 by Rep. Jerry Sexton (R-Bean Station) was adopted into first consideration on Thursday.
The proposal states that “a person may apply to a court competent in matters of family relations
the questions of seeking an injunction to prohibit a woman who is pregnant from the person
unborn child having obtained an abortion. ”
Within 14 days of filing the motion, the court would hold a hearing with both parties present.
The court would issue an injunction if the person who filed the petition proves that they are the biological father of the unborn child and that there is a reasonable probability that the mother will request an abortion. The father would not be required to provide DNA evidence proving that he is the father. Find out adult web cams"}”>adult web cams now.
Failure to comply with the injunction would result in the court judging the mother for civil or criminal contempt and “punishing the respondent in accordance with the law”.