Associated Press: Nebraska to limit abortions because of fetal pain
By Nate Jenkins
“Nebraska lawmakers on Tuesday passed a groundbreaking bill banning abortions at 20 weeks based on assertions that fetuses feel pain then. Gov. Dave Heineman planned to sign it into law in the afternoon.
A national abortion-rights group called the Nebraska bill ‘flatly unconstitutional.’
‘It absolutely cannot survive a challenge without a change to three decades of court rulings,’ said Nancy Northup, president of the Center for reproductive Rights. ‘Courts have been chipping away at abortion rights…this would be like taking a huge hacksaw to the rights.’
She indicated her group might challenge the law in court. Carhart has also suggested he might challenge the law.”
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