Nebraska’s new law keeps minors safe from transgender mutilation surgery and also protects babies from abortion after 12 weeks into a pregnancy. The abortion legislation is the “Preborn Child Protection Act,” which was added as an amendment to a ban on sex changes on minors, according to a LifeNews.com article.
To stop the law, Planned Parenthood and the ACLU filed suit to block it. ACLU lawyers argued in court the Nebraska Constitution requires a legislative bill to deal with only one subject.
Countering that argument, Sandy Danek of Nebraska Right to Life tells AFN it really is a single subject because the new law protects the welfare and health of children in both instances.
“That's what we are saying,” she explains. “We're saying that both aspects of the law address a single subject that protects and deserves the dignity of vulnerable children.”
The state law was passed, Danek says, only after legislators thoroughly debated it then passed the measure overwhelmingly.
On Tuesday, a state judge ruled against a motion for a temporary injunction to stop the abortion law while the lawsuit moves ahead.