By Alex Bush

LICOLN, Nebraska, May 29, 2009 ( – In an overwhelming vote of 40-5 the Nebraska Legislature has passed a bill, introduced by Senator Tony Fulton, that requires abortionists to make an ultrasound of the unborn child available to a woman seeking an abortion if she requests it.  

The bill also mandates that if the woman asks for a detailed medical analysis of the ultrasound, she must be given information detailing the size of the child, any cardiac activity, and information regarding “external members and internal organs, if present and viewable.”

Supporters of the bill say that this will enable women to make a more informed decision.

“Ultrasound technology has made tremendous advancements and provides a window to the womb that allows mothers to see their unborn children in real time,” said Mary Spaulding Balch, J.D., National Right to Life State Legislative Director. 

“It is absolutely vital that a woman, at this most crucial life-and-death juncture be provided, all the information possible about the abortion procedure and the development of her unborn child. Simply put, the abortion decision cannot be undone. Women deserve all the facts.”

The bill has been sent to Governor Dave Heineman for review. He has pledged to sign it into law.

Governor Heineman's Contact Information:
Phone: (402) 471-2244


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