2018 Tennessee Code
Title 39 - Criminal Offenses
Chapter 13 - Offenses Against Person
Part 2 - Criminal Homicide
§ 39-13-214. "Another" and "another person" to include fetus of a human being.

Universal Citation: TN Code § 39-13-214 (2018)
  • (a) For the purposes of this part, "another" and "another person" include a human embryo or fetus at any stage of gestation in utero, when any such term refers to the victim of any act made criminal by this part.

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

  • (c) Nothing in subsection (a) shall apply to any act or omission by a pregnant woman with respect to an embryo or fetus with which she is pregnant, or to any lawful medical or surgical procedure to which a pregnant woman consents, performed by a health care professional who is licensed to perform such procedure.

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