§ 39-15-201 Criminal abortion and attempt to procure criminal miscarriage — Penalties — Lawful previability abortions and attempts to procure miscarriage — Requirements
§ 39-15-202 Consent of pregnant woman required prior to abortion — Information provided by doctor — Waiting period — Penalty for violation — Requirements inapplicable in certain cases
§ 39-15-203 Records and reports of abortions — Disposition of aborted fetus or aborted fetal tissue — Method of disposition — Confidentiality
§ 39-15-204 Right to refuse to perform abortions
§ 39-15-205 Right of hospitals to refuse to accept abortion patients
§ 39-15-206 Rights to medical treatment of infant prematurely born alive during abortion — Penalty for violation — Limitation on wrongful death action
§ 39-15-207 Custody of infant prematurely born alive during abortion
§ 39-15-208 Research, photography, and experimentation upon aborted fetuses — Sale of aborted fetuses or aborted fetal tissue prohibited — Penalty for violation
§ 39-15-209 Partial birth abortions
§ 39-15-210 Child Rape Protection Act of 2006
§ 39-15-211 Abortion prohibited if fetus viable — Affirmative defense — Rebuttable presumption — Revocation of license
§ 39-15-212 Viability determination
§ 39-15-213 Criminal abortion — Affirmative defense. [Contingent effective date, see Notes.]

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 39 > Chapter 15 > Part 2

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Articles of incorporation: as used in this chapter , includes the articles of conversion of a converted corporation. See Tennessee Code 65-29-117
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Coercion: means a threat, however communicated, to:

    • (A) Commit any offense. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106

    • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
    • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
    • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
    • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
    • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
    • Defendant: means a person accused of an offense under this title and includes any person who aids or abets the commission of such offense. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
    • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
    • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
    • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
    • Force: means compulsion by the use of physical power or violence and shall be broadly construed to accomplish the purposes of this title. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
    • Government: means the state or any political subdivision of the state, and includes any branch or agency of the state, a county, municipality or other political subdivision. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
    • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
    • Intentional: means that a person acts intentionally with respect to the nature of the conduct or to a result of the conduct when it is the person's conscious objective or desire to engage in the conduct or cause the result. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
    • Judgement: The official decision of a court finally determining the respective rights and claims of the parties to a suit.
    • Knowing: means that a person acts knowingly with respect to the conduct or to circumstances surrounding the conduct when the person is aware of the nature of the conduct or that the circumstances exist. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
    • Law enforcement officer: means an officer, employee or agent of government who has a duty imposed by law to:

      • (A) Maintain public order. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106

      • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
      • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
      • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
      • Member: means each incorporator of a cooperative and each person admitted to and retaining membership in the cooperative, and includes a husband and wife admitted to joint membership. See Tennessee Code 65-29-103
      • Minor: means any person under eighteen (18) years of age. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
      • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
      • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
      • Mortgagor: The person who pledges property to a creditor as collateral for a loan and who receives the money.
      • National Bank: A bank that is subject to the supervision of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. A national bank can be recognized because it must have "national" or "national association" in its name. Source: OCC
      • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
      • Obtain: includes , but is not limited to, the taking, carrying away or the sale, conveyance or transfer of title to or interest in or possession of property, and includes, but is not limited to, conduct known as larceny, larceny by trick, larceny by conversion, embezzlement, extortion or obtaining property by false pretenses. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
      • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
      • Person: includes the singular and the plural and means and includes any individual, firm, partnership, copartnership, association, corporation, governmental subdivision or agency, or other organization or other legal entity, or any agent or servant thereof. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
      • Person: includes any natural person, firm, association, corporation, business trust, partnership, federal agency, state or political subdivision or agency thereof, or any body politic. See Tennessee Code 65-29-103
      • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action, and evidences of debt. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • Property: includes both personal and real property. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • Reckless: means that a person acts recklessly with respect to circumstances surrounding the conduct or the result of the conduct when the person is aware of, but consciously disregards a substantial and unjustifiable risk that the circumstances exist or the result will occur. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
      • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in a perceivable form. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • Savings and loan association: includes a building and loan association, a federal or state savings and loan association, a federal savings bank, and any other financial institution, the accounts of which are insured by the federal savings and loan insurance corporation (FSLIC) or any successor of such corporation. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
      • Services: includes labor, skill, professional service, transportation, telephone, mail, gas, electricity, steam, water, cable television, entertainment subscription service or other public services, accommodations in hotels, restaurants or elsewhere, admissions to exhibitions, use of vehicles or other movable property, and any other activity or product considered in the ordinary course of business to be a service, regardless of whether it is listed in this subdivision (a)(37) or a specific statute exists covering the same or similar conduct. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
      • signed: includes a mark, the name being written near the mark and witnessed, or any other symbol or methodology executed or adopted by a party with intention to authenticate a writing or record, regardless of being witnessed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
      • Telephone service: means any communication service whereby communication through the electric or electronic transmission of impulses by or through any media such as wireless technology, wires, cables, microwaves, radio waves, light waves or any combination of such media or any other future transmission technology which may become available to improve communication services, is the principal intended use thereof, and includes all telephone lines, facilities or systems used in the rendition of such service. See Tennessee Code 65-29-103
      • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
      • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • written: includes printing, typewriting, engraving, lithography, and any other mode of representing words and letters. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105