Tennessee cracks down on adults helping kids get abortions, trans treatments

by ian


Tennessee continues to crack down on abortion and underage trans treatments.

Republican Gov. Bill Lee on Tuesday signed two bills making it a crime for adults to help a minor get an abortion or transgender medicine without parental consent. Tennessee is now the first state to punish adults for helping kids get trans treatments without their parents knowledge and the second to do so for abortion.

Idaho passed an anti-abortion trafficking law last year, which is currently being blocked in court. Tennessee’s new legislation largely mirrors that Idaho law. Both laws will take effect on July 1 and violations can result in up to nearly a year in prison.