Roe v. Wade protest

Hundreds prepare to march down Deaderick Street in downtown Nashville to protest the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on June 24. 

Tennessee’s full abortion ban goes into effect today, prohibiting abortions from the moment of fertilization with no exception for rape, incest or medical emergencies.

Doctors found to have performed an abortion will now be subject to criminal prosecution, with penalties of up to 15 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Pregnant women will not face criminal charges.

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