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Tennessee state congressmen have introduced a bill that would help fathers prevent the abortion of their unborn child.

New legislation in the Tennessee General Assembly could create a legal procedure to permit “a person to petition a court for an injunction to prohibit a woman who is pregnant with the person’s unborn child from obtaining an abortion.”

If the woman has an abortion despite the injunction served to her, the legislation states that the court can hold her “in civil or criminal contempt and punish [her] in accordance with the law.”

The bill was sponsored by state Senator Mark Pody and state Representative Jerry Sexton. According to the Tennessee General Assembly’s website, the bill passed on second consideration in the state senate and is now referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Last year, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed the heartbeat bill into law, which bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected. Unfortunately, a federal court blocked it soon after the governor’s signing.

Although some liberal media outlets have labeled the new bill as “one of the latest, more outrageous attempts to erode a woman’s right to choose,” it could be a huge step forward in the fight to save unborn lives. The most important thing is that this legislation will help preserve life.

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