Judge blocks new Neb. abortion screening

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Thu, 07-15-2010 - 8:54am

OMAHA, Neb. – A federal judge on Wednesday blocked a new Nebraska law requiring mental health screenings for women seeking abortions because the measure could have made it impossible to get an abortion in the state.


U.S. District Judge Laurie Smith Camp granted Planned Parenthood of the Heartland's request for a preliminary injunction against the law, which was supposed to take effect Thursday. The order will prevent the state from enforcing the law until the lawsuit challenging it is decided.


State officials have said the law is designed to make sure women understand the risks and complications that may accompany an abortion.


Smith Camp said the evidence presented so far showed that the screening law would make it harder for women to get an abortion in Nebraska by requiring screenings that could be impossible to perform under a literal reading of the law. She also said the law would make doctors who perform abortions at risk of crippling lawsuits.


"The effect of LB 594 will be to place substantial, likely insurmountable, obstacles in the path of women seeking abortions in Nebraska," Smith Camp said.


‎"Plaintiffs have presented substantial evidence that the disclosures mandated by LB 594, if applied literally, will require medical providers to give untruthful, misleading and irrelevant information to patients," Smith Camp said in her ruling."


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100714/ap_on_re_us/us_nebraska_abortion_laws

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Sun, 07-25-2010 - 8:33am
Thanks Lianne :)



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Sun, 07-25-2010 - 5:01am

OT but congratulations on your new arrival! She's so adorable!

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I haven't been around much lately but I just wanted to say congrats on the new baby! She's beautiful!!
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Thu, 07-15-2010 - 11:55am

THIS paragraph is at the root of the entire justification for the PL movement:


"Plaintiffs have presented substantial evidence that the disclosures mandated by LB 594, if applied literally, will require medical providers to give untruthful, misleading and irrelevant information to patients," Smith Camp said in her ruling."


You have to contradict medical professionals to legislate PL policy. I see PL legislation as immoral, unhealthy and misogynistic.


If you want physicians to lie to patients, are you

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Thu, 07-15-2010 - 11:38am
Thank you so much!
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Thu, 07-15-2010 - 11:06am
I waded through all 6 pages of comment ... I think you did a good job :)



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Thu, 07-15-2010 - 10:14am
Great!
 

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Thu, 07-15-2010 - 10:02am

I was just coming to post this!

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