Since January, we have seen a wave of state legislatures passing laws to effectively ban abortion. ACLU is suing, or preparing to sue, to stop the bans in Alabama, Georgia, Ohio, Kentucky, Missouri and Indiana, and we'll keep fighting to make sure those laws are never enacted.
Tennessee narrowly avoided passage of its own version of an effective abortion ban during the legislative session. A bill prohibiting abortion after the detection of fetal cardiac activity passed the House. However, the Senate Judiciary Committee sent the bill to summer study and a public hearing on SB 1236 is scheduled for Monday, August 12 and Tuesday, August 13 at the Cordell Hull Building in Nashville.
SB 1236 Public Testimony
Monday, August 12
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 13
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Senate Hearing Room 1
Cordell Hull Building
425 5th Ave North
Nashville, TN 37243
Travel Details
There will be a free bus traveling from Memphis to Nashville on Monday 8/12, and a free bus traveling from Knoxville on Tuesday 8/13. Contact Tory at for details.
Memphis bus - Monday 8/12: The bus will depart at 8:30AM CT from Planned Parenthood (2430 Poplar Ave). It will return back to Memphis that same day, leaving Nashville around 4:30PM CT, stopping for dinner briefly, and return to the Memphis Planned Parenthood between 8:00-8:30PM CT.
Knoxville bus - Tuesday 8/13: The bus will depart at 6:30AM ET from West Town Mall (7600 Kingston Pike, the Dillards parking lot near the LongHorn Steakhouse). It will return back to Knoxville that same day, leaving Nashville around 1:45PM CT (to give folks time to debrief & grab lunch) and return to the mall around 6:00PM ET. *Note the time change from ET to CT.
Attendees who would like to carpool to Nashville for the hearings can find group carpool options at: (Note: By clicking this link, you are leaving the ACLU's website and your interactions will fall under the terms of service and privacy policy for that external website).
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