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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Nebraska AG won't defend law on abortion screenings

One of the new laws passed by the State of Nebraska will not take effect and will not be defended by the state's Attorney General.  This law required women seeking an abortion to undergo screenings to determine mental or physical conditions, making any doctor who performed an abortion without performing the screenings civilly liable.  Other recent Nebraska laws may face legal challenge in the future.

Nebraska's attorney general will not defend a new state law requiring health screenings for women seeking abortions because there's little chance the controversial law will prevail in court, his spokeswoman said Wednesday.

Attorney General Jon Bruning agreed to a permanent federal injunction against enforcement of the law, which faces a challenge from Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, said his spokeswoman Shannon Kingery.

Read More at The Wichita Eagle

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