Nebraska Bill Would Ban Abortions After 20 Gestational Weeks
While the killing of a preborn at any gestational age is heinous, at least Rep. Mike Flood, (Ind. – NE) is trying to put a dent into the murder of babies past 20 weeks. His bill, the Abortion Pain Prevention Act, introduced January 21, would ban abortions “on the basis of a preborn’s capacity to feel pain.”
You can bet the pro-aborts will fight this bill, if it passes, all the way to the Supreme Court.
On Dec. 3, 2009, Nebraska late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart told the New York Times that after the death of colleague George Tiller in May he began committing abortions “‘past 24 weeks,’ he said in an interview, and is prepared to perform them still later if they meet legal requirements and if he considers them medically necessary.”
The New York Times added:
Dr. Carhart’s fee schedule lists prices for abortions up to 22 weeks and 6 days (at that point, $2,100 in cash or $2,163 on a credit card), but notes that abortions after 23 weeks are available “after consultation with our doctor,” and that abortions after the 27th week may take four days.
The problem is Nebraska has a law banning abortions past the age of viability except to “preserve the life or health of the mother.” Although unspecified, currently a baby is considered viable at 23 weeks.
This wasn’t the first time Carhart publicly flouted the fact he allows himself a wide swath of wiggle room on whether a baby he is aborting is viable or not.
Hence the introduction of the Abortion Pain Prevention Act by Nebraska Speaker of the Legislature Mike Flood on Jan. 21