After Roe, abortion will be sometimes legal. Hear from Nebraska Family Alliance about what’s at stake, and how you can be part of the fight for life. Then, keep reading to find out more about what abortion law would be in your state after Roe.
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MORE ABOUT YOUR STATE’S ABORTION LAWS
Below, we’ve summarized what abortion laws would be in your state after Roe.
The Big Question
After Roe, will my state ban nearly all abortions or allow nearly all abortions?
Nebraska will still allow abortions, but with significant restrictions. Read more about them below.
Abortion Limits, Exceptions and Enforcement
Limitations on abortions
If my state won’t ban all abortions, what are the limits to abortion?
Nebraska has established the following limits on abortion:
Exceptions to any limitations
Are there any exceptions to those limitations placed on abortion?
The post-viability ban includes an exception for when the abortion is necessary to preserve the mother’s life or health. Neb. Rev. Stat. § 28-329.
The partial-birth ban also includes an exception for when the abortion is necessary to preserve the mother’s life or health. Neb. Rev. Stat. § 28-328.
There are no exceptions to the 20-week ban. Neb. Rev. Stat. § 28-3,106.
Penalties for performing an illegal abortion
What are the penalties to abortion providers for committing an illegal abortion (one of the forms of abortion that my state has limited under the law)?
Violations of the post-viability ban are considered a Class IV felony. Neb. Rev. Stat. § 28-332.
Violations of the 20-week ban are a Class IV felony. Neb. Rev. Stat. § 28-3,108.
Violations of partial-birth ban are a Class III felony. Neb. Rev. Stat. § 28-328.
When abortion laws are violated, who can file a lawsuit to enforce their rights and the law?
Yes: The parents or husband of the mother may bring a civil suit for damages against the physician for a violation of the 20-week ban. The mother, her parents, her husband, her siblings, her other health-care providers, or the state attorney general may also file for injunctive relief blocking the abortion provider from providing future abortion care after 20 weeks. Neb. Rev. Stat. § 28-3,109.
Protecting Fundamental Rights
Does my state give parents the right to consent for their child to get an abortion?
Yes, one parent and the mother must provide notarized consent. Neb. Rev. Stat. § 71-6902.
Exception: The physician may accept notarized consent from a grandparent if the mother declares she is a victim of sexual abuse. Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 71-6902.01.
This state has a method where a minor can obtain permission from the courts to receive an abortion without parental notice or consent.
Safety & Health of Women
Does my state’s law require that a woman give informed consent and/or receive counseling prior to allowing an abortion to be performed?
Yes: Counseling is required. Neb. Rev. Stat. § 28-327.