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Tennessee Governor Reviewing Legislation to Make Embryo of Assaulted Woman a Victim

The Republic,  April 24, 2012

Gov. Bill Haslam says he's reviewing legislation that would make the embryo of a woman who is assaulted a victim. The measure passed the Senate 28-2 on Monday evening and the companion bill was approved 80-18 in the House last week. Under current law, the fetus is included as a human being. The legislation includes an embryo or fetus. Sponsors say the measure is necessary to punish a person for two counts of homicide or two counts of assault.

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