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Pro-life bill moves forward in Nebraska

by Esther Eaton
Posted 8/05/20, 06:06 pm

Lawmakers in Nebraska broke a filibuster on Wednesday to move forward a bill protecting babies from dismemberment abortions. Most abortions after the first trimester use “dilation and evacuation,” or pulling babies from the womb limb by limb. The bill would allow suction abortions but keep abortionists from using forceps, tongs, and other commonly used instruments for dilation and evacuation.

What’s next for the bill? It faces two more votes in Nebraska’s unicameral legislative body before heading to the desk of the Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts, who supports it. The state has three days left in its legislative session. After becoming law, the measure might face legal trouble—several other states have passed similar laws that courts have struck down as unconstitutional.

Dig deeper: Read Rachel Lynn Aldrich’s report on legal challenges to pro-life heartbeat laws.

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  • My Two Cents
    Posted: Wed, 08/05/2020 08:49 pm

    Dismemberment abortion is barbaric, as is all abortion. I fail to see how suction is any better, however. The end result is still a dead baby. How is this remotely considered a prolife bill?

  • Steve Shive
    Posted: Thu, 08/06/2020 03:50 am

    I agree with you, 2¢. I understand incremenatlism might be the best we can do. But let's not call this a "Pro-life bill." That the votes would be this close and that there is any opposition at all is beyond belief!

    Very curious since the mantra is that we should protect the hallowed sanctity of a woman's body. She should do with it as she pleases. And yet this bill admittedly shows that abortions often tear unborn babies to pieces. And they are hoping to scale it back so as to only suck them out!!! And this is a woman's body? By what anatomic logic can that be said!!! And we know these babies move, feel, have heart beats, and avoid painful stimuli (when they aren't being torn to pieces).

    What steps of insane logic move so many to defend this deadly despicable procedure. The heavens shake at this.