LINCOLN, Nebraska (AP) – A bill that would require Nebraska abortion providers to give women information about possibly continuing their pregnancy after taking the first of two abortion drugs is headed to a final vote in the Legislature.
Lawmakers advanced the measure Thursday through a second-round Thursday despite criticism that the information isn’t backed by scientific evidence.
The vote was 36-9 after supporters overcame a legislative filibuster.
Sen. Joni Albrecht, of Thurston, says the bill ensures that women have a right to know all of their options when they considering an abortion with medication.
Opponents say the bill is premised on a faulty and unethical study.
Wisconsin is considering a similar bill. Kansas’ Republican-dominated Legislature passed a measure but failed to override Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly’s veto.