Nebraska AG agrees to permanent injunction of state abortion law

Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning announced Wednesday that he has agreed to a permanent injunction of a Nebraska abortion law [LB 594 materials] because he believes there is little chance that the law will withstand a court challenge. The law, known as the Women’s Health Protection Act, would have required physicians to evaluate patients to determine that their choice to have an abortion was voluntary and to inform the patients of all risk factors and complications that have been statistically associated with abortion and published in peer-reviewed journals 12 months prior to the pre-abortion evaluation, as well as earlier studies.

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