Nebraska Lawmakers Pass 12-Week Abortion Ban | Latest News

Nebraska Lawmakers Pass 12-Week Abortion Ban | Latest News

Nebraska Lawmakers Pass 12-Week Abortion Ban

Nebraska lawmakers have passed a 12-week abortion ban, making it the latest state to restrict access to the procedure. The bill, which passed the state legislature on Wednesday, bans abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy, with exceptions for medical emergencies. The bill now awaits the signature of Governor Pete Ricketts, who is expected to sign it into law.

Nebraska Joins Growing List of States Restricting Abortion Access

The Nebraska bill is the latest in a series of abortion restrictions passed by state legislatures in recent months. Several states, including Alabama, Georgia, and Ohio, have passed laws banning abortion after a certain number of weeks of pregnancy. These laws are part of a larger effort by anti-abortion activists to challenge the Supreme Courts 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, which established a womans right to an abortion.

Opponents of the Bill Express Outrage

Opponents of the Nebraska bill have expressed outrage at the passage of the law. They argue that it will disproportionately affect low-income women and women of color, who are more likely to lack access to health care and other resources. They also argue that the bill is unconstitutional and will likely be challenged in court.

The passage of the Nebraska bill is yet another example of the growing trend of states restricting access to abortion. It remains to be seen whether the bill will be signed into law and, if so, how it will be enforced. In the meantime, opponents of the bill are vowing to continue their fight against it.

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