Two new abortion restrictions are set to go into effect in Nebraska on Saturday, but only one law will actually be making any changes.
The Omaha World Herald reports:
The first law requires that any girl age 17 or younger seeking an abortion must get written, notarized consent from a parent or guardian.
Until now, state law required only that a parent be notified of a girl’s plans for an abortion.
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“This law absolutely throws up another barricade for minors,” said Tracy Durbin of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland. “It’s one more hoop they have to jump through.”
The second law, a ban on telemedicine for abortions, will change nothing in the state — Nebraska doesn’t currently use the procedure.