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LINCOLN, Neb. – Two landmark measures putting new restrictions on abortion became law in Nebraska on Tuesday, including one that critics say breaks with court precedent by changing the legal rationale for a ban on later-term abortions. Republican Gov. Dave Heineman signed both bills, one barring abortions at and after 20 weeks of pregnancy and the other requiring women to be screened before having abortions for mental health and other problems. Both sides of the abortion debate say the laws are firsts of their kind in the U.S.
Originally posted by OutKast Searcher
With all the known emotional issues that women have after having an abortion...why wouldn't people want some counseling before having an abortion?
Why are pro-choice people so against informing women of the possible psychological effects an abortion will have on them afterwards?
1. How could you even have an abortion?
2. Why did you get two warnings?
I’m not sure that the part concerning screening for “mental health and other problems” is such a good thing. That is, if a woman is certifiably mentally incompetent is she going to be refused an abortion? Meanwhile, if a woman is perfectly sane she would be allowed to abort a perfectly good fetus?
I knew one woman who chose to carry her nonviable 7-month fetus to full term, doctors giving her the choice to abort or not. Another woman I read about made the painful decision to a rare late term abortion, when she was informed after tests that her baby had profound problems and could not survive after birth.