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2021 Forced Birth Agenda 

HB1181 & SB0828 Medical Tissue Burial is a bill meant to shame people seeking an abortion by requiring fetal remains to be buried or cremated.
Sponsors: Rep. Tim Rudd and Sen. Janice Bowling
Position: Oppose

SB1222 & HB1425 Forced Counseling Bill requires a woman to complete a consultation coercing birth by the department of health prior to an abortion.
Sponsors: Sen. Paul Rose and Rep. Debra Moody
Position: Oppose

SB0494 & HB1079 Impregnator Bill is an unconstitutional, insulting bill that gives the suspected impregnator veto power over another person’s abortion decision. 
Sponsors: Sen. Mark Pody and Rep. Jerry Sexton
Position: Oppose

HB1252 & SB1370 Personhood Bill is an inane, misleading bill that defines a fetus as a person.
Sponsors: Sen. Mike Bell and Rep. Bryan Terry
Position: Oppose

SB0204 & HB0724 Total Abortion Ban is an unconstitutional ban on abortion when a pregnancy is detected.
Sponsors: Sen. Mark Pody and Rep. Dan Howell 
Position: Oppose

SB0654 & HB1539 Total Abortion Ban is an unconstitutional ban on abortion when a pregnancy is detected
Sponsors: Sen. Janice Bowling and Rep. Terri Lynn Weaver
Position: Oppose

Sex Ed & LGBTQ+ Bills

HB0003 & SB0228 Attack on Trans Athletes is a discriminative and gaslighting bill which dismisses a student’s self-identifying gender by re-assigning their gender, based on their birth certificate in order to participate in school sports. 
Sponsors: Rep. Scott Cepicky and Sen. Joey Hensley
Position: Oppose
 
HB0529 & SB1229 Withholding Self Identifying Resources is a bill to permit a parent or guardian to withhold local educational agency (LEA) or charter school curriculum to commence instruction of sexual orientation or gender identity from students.
Sponsors: Rep. Debra Moody and Sen. Paul Rose
Position: Oppose
 
HB0577 & SB1392 Limiting Student Contraceptives is a restrictive bill to limit student access to contraceptives by requiring parental consent. 
Sponsors: Rep. John Ragan and Sen. Janice Bowling
Position: Oppose

HB0578 & SB0657 Criminalization of Transgender Care for Minors is a restrictive bill which would criminalize the provision of gender affirming health care to minors unless the parent or guardian has written recommendations from at least three physicians. 
Sponsors: Rep. John Ragan and Sen. Janice Bowling
Position: Oppose
 
HB0800 & SB1216Don’t Say Gay” Bill is an updated version of a previously filed TN bill to censor LGBTQ content in public school textbooks and instructional materials.
Sponsors: Rep. Bruce Griffey and Sen. Frank S. Niceley
Position: Oppose
 
HB1177 & SB1238 Anti-Trans Bathroom Bill is a bill to criminalize the use of a public same-sex bathroom, locker room, dressing room, or shower by a transgender person if they do not use the designated area of their assigned sex at birth.
Sponsors: Rep. Jerry Sexton and Sen. Mark Pody
Position: Oppose

SB562 & HB233 Anti-Marriage Equality is a bill that appears to be a caption bill that would eventually carry explicitly anti-marriage equality language. It pertains to marriage licensing and definitions.
Sponsors: Sen. Janice Bowling and Rep. Tom Leatherwood
Position: Oppose
 
SB193 & HB372 Anti LGBTQ-Inclusive Training is a bill that allows employees of state or local government (which also includes public universities and colleges) to skip training or seminars that conflict with their values or religious beliefs. We believe that the bill provides a way of undermining LGBTQ-inclusive training sessions and seminars offered by government entities. 
Sponsors: Sen. Janice Bowling and Rep. Glen Casada
Position: Oppose

Healthcare Access Bills

SB0024 & HB1031 Exempts feminine hygiene products from sales tax on the annual sales tax holiday. 
Sponsors: Sen. Sara Kyle & Rep. Dwayne Thompson
Position: Support

SB0334 & HB0843 Requires that female inmates who are 50 through 74 years of age must be offered a mammogram every two years; requires that female inmates who are 40 through 49 years of age must be offered a physician consultation to inquire when a mammogram is needed; requires correctional institutions, to the best of their ability, to provide educational training on the importance of preventative health care to the inmates.
Sponsors: Sen. Brenda Gilmore & Rep. London Lamar
Position: Support

SB0007 & HB0010 Removes provisions in current law that override the ability of various persons to object to vaccinations, immunizations, or other medical procedures on the basis of religious tenets and practices.
Sponsors: Sen. Mark Pody & Rep. Jay D. Reedy
Position: Support

SB0827 & HB0916 Prohibits the use of solitary confinement for pregnant inmates and inmates who have given birth within the past eight weeks; prohibits transfer of a pregnant inmate from a jail to a state penitentiary or branch of a prison for safekeeping unless medically necessary.
Sponsors: Sen. Jeff Yarbro & Rep. Jesse Chism
Position: Support

SB0830 & HB0441 Creates a task force to study and report on pre-term births and infant mortality as it relates to African-American mothers. 
Sponsors: Sen. Ed Jackson & Rep. London Lamar
Position: Support

SB0956 & HB0642 Requires the department to create an evidence-based implicit bias training program for healthcare professionals related to maternal and infant mortality; requires the department to collect certain data; and establishes a perinatal patient bill of rights.
Sponsors: Sen. Jeff Yarbro & Rep. London Lamar
Position: Support