Tennessee Governor Lee Protects Unborn Babies and Their Mothers from Dangerous Chemical Abortions

Press Releases · May 11, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, Heritage Action, a conservative grassroots organization with two million grassroots activists, including thousands of Tennesseans, released a statement from Executive Director Jessica Anderson applauding Governor Lee for signing HB 2416 into law to protect unborn babies and their mothers from dangerous chemical abortions.

As the Supreme Court and pro-life organizations face relentless and violent attacks from the Left-wing mob, states like Tennessee are stepping up to protect life. Thanks to Governor Lee and the General Assembly, HB 2416 will protect unborn children and their mothers from dangerous chemical abortion medication.

The fight for life is one of the most important of our lifetime. Heritage Action looks forward to working with Governor Lee and the Tennessee General Assembly to work toward more protections for life and to defend the most vulnerable.


  • Specifically, HB 2416 would increase criminal penalties for anyone who illegally distributes dangerous abortion medication through the mail or via tele-health. The full details of the legislation can be found here.

  • The law comes as the Supreme Court is set to soon announce their final decision on overturning Roe v. Wade. In the midst of the leaked Alito decision, Heritage Action has called on governors, state legislatures, and the federal government to use all tools necessary to protect life.