By Ariane de Vogue
“Activists on both sides of the abortion debate are carefully eyeing a Nebraska bill that’s wending its way through the legislature this week. They wonder if a proposed ban might end up as the subject of the next Supreme Court abortion battle.
Since the Roe decision, states have attempted to pass a variety of laws meant to limit abortion focusing on medical procedures and parental and spousal notification. The Nebraska bill is more worrisome because of its direct attack on Roe, according to the Center for Reproductive Rights.
‘This particular Nebraska bill is not subtle at all,” Nancy Northup, the group’s president, said. “It would require turning over two pillars of Roe in that states cannot establish a line of viability and the bill too narrowly defines an exception for women’s health.”