Parental Consent and Telemed Abortion Ban Take Effect in Nebraska
Tomorrow, two new laws affecting abortion will take effect in Nebraska. One requires girls 17 and under to obtain written, notarized consent from a parent before having an abortion, and the other prevents doctors from prescribing and opening containers of abortion-causing drugs at remote locations over the Internet, referred to as “telemedicine.”
According to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 143 of the 2,464 abortions statewide last year were performed on minors. No abortions were done through telemedicine, but Nebraska Right to Life lobbied for the ban nonetheless after seeing the practice spread in neighboring Iowa.