Skipping the Science and the Women's Rights

Abby Zimet

Self-Righteous, Under-Handed Political Maneuvering Dept:
Nebraska legislators are about to pass the nation's strictest anti-abortion
laws, which are so legally and medically questionable that everyone
agrees they will land in court. Today they are expected to approve a
bill banning abortions at 20 weeks
because fetuses feel pain by then. On Monday they passed a measure
requiring women seeking an abortion to be screened for broadly defined
"physical and mental problems," including feeling pressure to get an
abortion. An idea: perhaps Nebraska legislators should face screening for mental problems, including obliviousness to a woman's right to make this decision herself.

"(There is) no legitimate scientific information that
supports the statement that a fetus experiences pain." - American
College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists  


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