More than 2,000 unborn babies are aborted in Nebraska every year, each a unique, valuable human being who did not have to die.
But for state Sen. Megan Hunt, D-Omaha, that is not enough. She wants to expand the killing of unborn babies in abortions in the state.
The Lincoln Journal-Star reports Hunt plans to introduce legislation this week that would allow abortion drugs to be sold through the mail without a doctor’s visit and allow nurses and midwives to perform abortions.
“Abortion is essential health care that is safe and legal in Nebraska,” Hunt said Tuesday at a press conference with pro-abortion groups. “However, medically unnecessary barriers are making abortion harder to access and are pushing care out of reach.”
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One of her three pro-abortion bills would repeal a state law that restricts elective abortion coverage in health insurance plans. Another would allow nurse-midwives, advanced-practice registered nurses and physician assistants to provide abortions, according to the report. Currently, Nebraska law requires abortions to be done by doctors.
A third bill, introduced last year, would repeal the state ban on telemedicine abortions. Without it, abortion drugs could be sold through the mail without the abortion facility ever seeing or even talking to the woman.
Planned Parenthood, the American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska and the Women’s Fund of Omaha support the legislation.
But most Nebraskans do not, and Hunt’s bills have little chance of passing. Voters repeatedly have elected a pro-life Republican majority to the state legislature, and, in 2020, they passed a law prohibiting brutal dismemberment abortions on unborn babies.
The Guttmacher Institute predicts that Nebraska would be one of 26 states that would ban abortions if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.
Polls consistently show that a majority of Americans either want abortions to be banned or strictly limited – something Roe does not allow. Currently, states are forced to legalize abortions for any reason up to viability under Roe and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. Because of these cases, the U.S. is one of only seven countries in the world that allows elective abortions up to birth.
Since 1973, about 63 million unborn babies and hundreds, perhaps thousands, of mothers have died in supposedly “safe,” legal abortions.
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