Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Planned Parenthood Challenges Nebraska Law Requiring Mental Health Screenings Before Abortion
RH Reality Check: Roundup: Lawyer Says Only Way To Not Violate LB594 Is To "Cease Providing Abortion Care", by Robin Marty:
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland yesterday announced their lawsuit against Nebraska politicians who passed the a law requiring all women seeking abortion be screened for mental health issues. Planned Parenthood claims that the requirements are vague, unenforceable, and include false or misleading science, creating a law that is completely unenforceable.
I commented for the Associated Press in this story on potential challenges to this law as well as Nebraska's recently passed ban on abortions starting at 20 weeks' gestation. See also my Omaha World-Herald op-ed addressing the constitutional infirmities of the two laws.