Two first-of-their-kind laws in Nebraska put new restrictions on abortion, including one that uses a new legal rationale for a ban on later-term abortions.

That law bars the procedure at and after 20 weeks of pregnancy based on the assertion that fetuses can feel pain at that point. The other requires women be screened before having abortions for mental health issues and other risk factors indicating if they might have problems afterward.

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"Sorry lady but, your going to have to die in childbirth. We can't do an abortion to save your life because the fetus can feel pain. You would'nt wan that hnow would you?"
So are they going to deny women abortions if they might have mental problems afterward? That's all speculation, and they could deny it to anyone. Forcing someone to have a kid though, that won't cause any mental problems, and people with mental health problems are just the kind of people who should be forced to have a kid!
Exactly.

The only screening that should be required is verifying that the woman is knowingly choosing this option for herself, not being forced into it by someone else. >.X

I doubt they'll refuse late-term abortions to women who are at high risk of death if it continues, though. That would result in being dragged through the courts by someone's surviving family.

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