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Tennessee doctors call abortion law ‘inhumane’

Dr. Laura Andreson’s patient was 18 weeks pregnant when her water broke … “For this woman, the best medical decision was an abortion,” Andreson said … But under Tennessee’s new abortion ban, officially in effect as of Thursday, Andreson fears she would risk a felony charge for providing that medical treatment in the future. “Sadly, the termination of a pregnancy will put me at risk of being charged with a felony,” she said.

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