NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Legislation that would place licensing restrictions on all seven of Tennessee's abortion clinics is headed to the governor for his consideration.
The House approved the measure 79-17 Tuesday. The Senate passed it 28-4 last week.
Under the legislation, facilities or physician offices would have to be licensed as ambulatory surgical treatment centers if they perform more than 50 abortions in a year.
There are three abortion clinics in East Tennessee, and two each in Middle and West Tennessee.