Women's Health

Nebraska to Screen Women Seeking Abortions?

In an unprecedented move, lawmakers in Nebraska have passed a measure requiring women seeking abortions to be screened for possible mental and physical problems. The bill is expected to become law this summer, and it will require health professionals to investigate whether women seeking abortions were pressured into having the procedure, and whether they’re likely to experience mental or physical side-effects after the procedure. Doctors would be required to explain potential risks to patients, but could still perform the abortion.