2010 Tennessee Code
Title 39 - Criminal Offenses
Chapter 13 - Offenses Against Person
Part 2 - Criminal Homicide
39-13-214 - Viable fetus as victim.

39-13-214. Viable fetus as victim.

(a)  For purposes of this part, “another” and “another person” include a viable fetus of a human being, when any such term refers to the victim of any act made criminal by the provisions of this part.

(b)  Nothing in this section shall be construed to amend the provisions of § 39-15-201, or §§ 39-15-203 39-15-205 and 39-15-207.

(c)  It is the legislative intent that this section shall in no way affect abortion, which is legal in Tennessee. This section shall in no way apply to acts that are committed pursuant to usual and customary standards of medical practice during diagnostic or therapeutic treatment.

[Acts 1989, ch. 591, § 1; T.C.A., § 39-13-210; Acts 1990, ch. 1038, § 4.]  

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