Controversial Legislation in Nebraska Places New Restrictions on Abortion. Do You Think It's Fair?

Nebraska Republican Gov. Dave Heineman is expected to sign controversial abortion legislation into law today. The two bills would place new restrictions on who can have abortions and when doctors can perform them.

The legislation makes Nebraska the first state to require doctors to screen women for a comprehensive list of mental or physical problems before they perform an abortion. The second bill bans abortions after 20 weeks into a pregnancy and states there's evidence that fetuses can experience pain at that stage of development.

Dozens of other states have similar bans on late-term abortions, but Nebraska is one of a few states where doctors perform late-term abortions.

Abortion rights advocates have promised to challenge both pieces of legislation in court, saying it's a dramatic change in abortion policy that limits women's rights.

Supporters of the bill regarding screening policies say it will prevent medical problems for women after abortions.

Our question to you today: Do you think Nebraska's new abortion legislation is fair?

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