Expect there to be a fight over this one: “Nebraska lawmakers have approved a bill outlawing abortions at 20 weeks based on the assertion that fetuses feel pain then . . . The law will be the first of its kind in the nation and is almost certain to be challenged in court. If upheld, it could give a new legal foundation to abortion restrictions nationwide.”
The sponsors of the bill have indicated it was specifically targetted to stop the practice of Dr. LeRoy Carhart. Carhart is, much like Dr. George Tiller was in Kansas before his assassination, one of the rare doctors willing to perform late-term abortions in Nebraska.