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Nebraska would become the first state to outlaw abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy based on medical evidence that babies at that age feel pain.

UPDATE March 30: The bill won 1st round, 38-5.

If Bill 1103 were to pass, it would surely face a court challenge and end up in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, which the National Right to Life Committee would welcome. Pro-lifers wonder,

“Torture is routinely condemned, even when used against our worst enemies in a time of war.   How can society continue to justify the “right” to torture defenseless babies in the womb with the rhetoric that women need abortion for them to be full and equal members of American society?”

Six states — Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Utah — already require that pregnant women be told an abortion could cause pain, but Nebraska would be the first to restrict abortion due to pain.   Anesthesia specialists were scheduled to present medical confirmation of the unborn’s sensitivity to pain.

The Kansas 2010 House schedule of upcoming bills lists a similar prohibition for late abortions done for the mother’s “mental health.” HB 2166 from Rep. Steve Huebert (R-Valley Center) would permit abortions after viability only to save the life (more…)

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