Tennessee town sued over ordinance targeting abortion clinic

CHATTANOOGA (AP) – The American Civil Liberties Union is suing a Tennessee town over its efforts to prevent a local clinic from providing surgical abortions.

Commissioners for the city of Mount Juliet passed a zoning ordinance earlier this year that effectively prevents clinics from providing surgical abortions anywhere in the city.

The move came after a Carafem clinic opened on March 1 in Mount Juliet, just outside of Nashville.

It offered medication abortions and planned to begin offering surgical abortions soon.

A federal lawsuit filed Wednesday seeks a declaration that the ordinance restricting abortion services is unconstitutional.

City officials were not immediately available for comment Wednesday afternoon.

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