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Memphis Planned Parenthood takes aim at TN lawmakers with “Bans Off My Body” campaign

Planned Parenthood in Memphis took a stand Thursday with a message for Tennessee lawmakers. They’re taking aim at the six-week abortion ban proposal with ...

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – Planned Parenthood in Memphis took a stand Thursday with a messagefor Tennessee lawmakers. They’re taking aim at the six-week abortion banproposal with the “Bans Off My Body” campaign.

Similar laws have been passed in surrounding states but stalled inthe Tennessee legislature. Critics are urging the general assembly to takeaction during a hearing set for next week.

“Make no mistake. A six-week abortion ban is unpopular.It’s dangerous for Tennessee women, and it’s unconstitutional. We urge thesenate to drop this legislation,” said Ashley Cofield, CEO of PlannedParenthood Greater Memphis.

The hearing is expected to begin Monday.