Sunday, September 19, 2010
Under New Law, Nebraska Abortion Providers Must Report Gestational Age of Fetus
CNBC: Neb. abortion docs to file fetus' age with state:
Nebraska doctors will soon be required to report an aborted fetus' gestational age to the state as part of a first-of-its-kind law that will ban abortions starting at 20 weeks based on assertions that fetuses feel pain at that stage of development.
The age information has so far been optional on reports doctors are required to file with the state detailing each abortion, and Nebraska's two abortion clinics don't volunteer it. That has made it difficult for state lawmakers — and abortion opponents — to get a clear picture of Nebraska's abortion business and the potential impact of state laws. . . .