The April 17 letter was signed by Bishop Mark Spalding of Nashville, Bishop David Talley of Memphis and Bishop Richard Stika of Knoxville. The U.S. bishops have supported gun restrictions and other measures to combat firearm violence.
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The shooting happened at Covenant School, a private Christian school for students in preschool through sixth grade.
After it is signed into law, the bill will take effect July 1, 2023, and prohibit sex change surgeries, the use of puberty blockers, and hormone therapies on children under the age of 18.
In addition to increased funding for crisis pregnancy centers, Lee also proposed widening Medicaid eligibility for pregnant women and parents.
Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League, a nonprofit Catholic civil rights organization, was one of many to blast the performance.
Under the measure, pregnant women would have the right to choose either form of burial as well as select the location, but may choose not to exercise that right.
As hospitals would be excluded under the bill, it would only affect the state’s three abortion facilities.
The judge cited testimony from abortion providers that abortion does not increase risk of negative psychological outcomes.
Medical abortions made up around 40% of at U.S. abortions in 2017, according to the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute.