Nebraska Gov Signs Ban On Abortion, Trans Healthcare
Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen, a Republican, signed a bill into law on Monday that bans most abortions after 12 weeks with exceptions for sexual assault, incest and medical emergencies. The bill does not define “medical emergency” and the legislation includes a clause that will put the rules into immediate effect the day after it is signed.
LB 574, which passed the state’s Republican-controlled unicameral legislature in a 33-15 vote last week, also bans gender-affirming care for people under 19 years old. The abortion amendment was tacked onto the legislation after previous efforts to restrict abortions failed to overcome a filibuster.
Read the full article. The pinch-faced woman behind Pillen in the screenshot above is state Sen. Joni Albrecht, the author of the bill.