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.</i>

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Who will be conducting this examination? Mental or physical side-effects after the procedure...I would think every women would have some kind of side-effects. Is any this spelled out in the law?
I am hands down pro choice. I honestly can not see this as being a good thing. I agree with Michael, "Who will be conducting this examination? Mental or physical side-effects after the procedure." This to me sounds like even more fee's and intimidation to scare people away from getting checked out. Also this was a comment I saved a few days ago from the daily beast that I may make a We Think Atheist video about:

Whatever we do let's make sure we have billions more starving, dying, malnourished and poverty stricken humans brought into this world for the sake of a misguided religious belief. The human suffering that is openly praised and promoted by these so call people for life is scandalous. Most of them could care less about living breathing humans. Their only interest in the issue is to control woman's reproductive issues. Their interest leaves once the poor hapless fetus is out of the womb. They go back to being the cold calloused people they have always been.
It sounds like a bunch of bullshit to me.
I mean, first of all, doctors are already legally obligated to explain all potential risks to patients. They do that with every single surgery/procedure in America. This bill won't change anything. It is already done.

I'm a little confused by the language in the article. It goes between past and present tense a bit. Does it mean that it will be a pre-screening or a post-screening? Is this for information gathering or for influencing a woman's decision? Is it to protect women or protect lumps of tissue deemed "sanctified human life" by the right?

Like.. I'm confused by the intent of the bill. It seems to be redundant, as I understand it.
I think that is the point of it. Confuse and scare people away... Just brutal!
Damn. I was hoping that it was just a little bone thrown for the repugs.
"Hey look! We are controlling abortion" cough cough. "Shh.. just don't tell them that nothing is actually changing..."
You're absolutely right. No one ever considers what the side effects from giving birth could be and commonly are. My older brother broke my mother's tail bone on his way out (weighing 10lb); I was 10.5 and my younger brother was 11lbs!!! In her late forties, she finally had a tummy tuck (imagine the stretch marks... or, on second though, don't), but it was only because she was already going in for a hysterectomy/bladder suspension. Upon further "investigation", it was discovered we had had split her abs! Needless to say, she has lots of scars and many complications because of childbirth. Having a child is just as big of a risk as having an abortion, if not more so. If we'd lived even 100 years ago, my mother would not have survived.
Yeah... and what would the results of the findings be? "Hey, you're clearly mentally and emotionally unstable; you need to have this child." That makes sense! The psychologically damaged are clearly the types that should be parents.
WOW. This is insane. I am sure the doctor will explain the procedure and do screening without this. Also what will they screen for if they feel the abortion would be too hard on you, you do not get one. What craziness!
Obviously this is just anti-freedom people trying to flex their muscles. While not yet being able to outright ban a women's right, they can at least pass a law which requires the questioning of her sanity should she choose to excercise this choice. How patheticly low.
It's an attempt at inserting the thin edge of the wedge. First, question the sanity of anyone who wishes to investigate getting an abortion. Next, place their people (fundamentalists all) into positions where they are the ones who judge the woman's sanity, based on their Biblical values rather than any actual science.
If she's insane, shouldn't she not have a child? I mean, stupid people breed all the time... but those screenings would make more sense if they were advising against having children for those not mentally capable of raising them! Jeez.
Mental or physical side-effects of abortion vs mental/physical/financial capacity to raise a child effectively? Still who would evaluate, based on what criteria?


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