Activists rally at capitol against abortion overhaul

Posted at 3:57 PM, Jan 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-28 16:57:35-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Planned Parenthood and other abortion rights supporters gathered outside the capitol to send a message to Governor Bill Lee.

Last week the governor proposed a sweeping overhaul of Tennessee's abortion law including a proposal to ban abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected.

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On Tuesday, Planned Parenthood revealed their open letter to the Governor opposing the idea.

There's currently no date set for when the abortion overhaul will be voted on.