Associated Press: Nebraska to limit abortions because of fetal pain

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By Nate Jenkins
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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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