Extensive scientific review shows that fetuses cannot feel pain at 20 weeks, and New Scientific explains how the experts who testified in Nebraska are wrong.
Oklahoma’s governor vetoes an abortion restriction, Florida’s governor is still waiting for something, and a judge in Nebraska may be acting on his own set of beliefs.
By the end of March, 825 measures had been introduced in the 44 legislatures that have convened so far in 2010.
Nebraska Fetal Pain law weighed in on by lawyers, scientists, and…PETA!
Nebraska’s recent abortion laws show an intellectual consistency in the anti-choice worldview, one that is fundamentally misogynist.
Yesterday, Nebraska’s Republican governor signed a sweeping new law that criminalizes almost all abortions after 20 weeks’ gestation and another bill which forces women to undergo extensive mental health assessment prior to obtaining an abortion before 20 weeks.
In a blatant bid to shut down late-term provider Dr. Leroy Carhart, the Nebraska Legislature overwhelmingly passed a virtual ban on all abortions beyond 20 weeks.
If the 2010 Nebraska Legislative session had a theme, it would “the session of contradictions,” at least regarding reproductive health.
The “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” still requires two more rounds of debate within the next two weeks before it is sent to the governor, who is expected to sign it into law.
Nebraska, forced birth for some, denial of prenatal care for others. Plus an HPV mini roundup.