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TN Politics: What End of Roe will Mean for Tennesseans

State of Tennessee

Political analyst Otis Sanford says the groundwork has been laid for nearly a complete ban on abortions in this state, with exceptions for "extreme" high risk pregnancies.

Sanford says that nothing in recent legislation has prepared the state to deal with the thousands of new births in poor communities this will likely bring about.

He adds that in the coming general election for Shelby County District Attorney, candidates will likely be asked if they will prosecute women or doctors who have gotten or facilitated abortions.

Reporting from the gates of Graceland to the balcony of the Lorraine Motel, Christopher has covered Memphis news, arts, culture and politics for more than 20 years in print and on the radio. He is currently WKNO's News Director and Senior Producer at the University of Memphis' Institute for Public Service Reporting. Join his conversations about the Memphis arts scene on the WKNO Culture Desk Facebook page.