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The Tennessee Medical Association is asking the state to adopt an abortion pill amendment in its annual legislative agenda.
The amendment would allow doctors to prescribe and dispense a medication called an “abortion pill” if it is approved by the state medical board.
The drug is designed to end a pregnancy with a single shot, and its approval by the board would allow for the dispensing of the medication at any abortion clinic in the state.
According to the Tennessee Medical Board, an abortion doctor would need to have a doctorate degree in the field of obstetrics and gynecological on file with the board, and have been licensed in the U.S. since July 2019.
The Tennessee Medical Group has been lobbying for an amendment since January.
It submitted an amendment to the agenda on Feb. 11.
It states that the amendment should be considered if the Tennessee medical board approves a “pill” for use in the abortion clinic.
The amendment is a response to the U,S.
Supreme Court’s ruling in Roe v.
Wade, which allowed women to get abortions.
It says the abortion pill “may be used to terminate pregnancies if there is an actual threat of death or serious bodily injury” to a woman.
The motion was referred to the subcommittee on health and human services.
A recent poll found that only 23 percent of Tennesseans support an abortion amendment.
The survey was conducted by Public Policy Polling for the Associated Press-Tennessee and was conducted from February 10-16.
The poll of 500 Tennessean adults had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.4 percentage points.
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has been a strong supporter of the amendment.
A group of over 200 gynecologists in Tennessee, including obstetricians, gynecologist-neurosurgeons, and OB/GYNs, has been working with the group to push the amendment through.
The AMA says in its official statement that an amendment “should be a noncontroversial one that would allow women to make an informed choice, while ensuring that doctors do not receive kickbacks from abortion providers.”
The Tennessee Department of Health and Human Services says that it has received no formal requests from the AMA for the amendment, nor has any other health care professional contacted the group for an opinion on the amendment’s merits.
A spokeswoman for the AMA says they have received no complaints or questions about the amendment and are working with health care providers to craft their own language on the issue.