New Abortion Restrictions Go Into Effect In Nebraska On Saturday

Two new abortion restrictions are set to go into effect in Nebraska on Saturday, but only one law will actually be making any changes.

The Omaha World Herald reports:

The first law requires that any girl age 17 or younger seeking an abortion must get written, notarized consent from a parent or guardian.

Until now, state law required only that a parent be notified of a girl’s plans for an abortion.

“This law absolutely throws up another barricade for minors,” said Tracy Durbin of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland. “It’s one more hoop they have to jump through.”

The second law, a ban on telemedicine for abortions, will change nothing in the state — Nebraska doesn’t currently use the procedure.

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