Abortion Information Bill Passed

Nebraska schools will no longer have to give students information about how to obtain an abortion without parental consent. Lawmakers gave final approval Thursday to a measure that will repeal the requirement. Governor Mike Johanns has said he will sign it into law. Opponents of the bill argue the requirement is a minimal burden on schools and the information provided to students could be vital to young girls. But Lincoln Senator Mike Foley, an abortion opponent and sponsor of the bill, says the 13-year-old law is a nuisance. He says it frequently leads to complaints from parents and students. Nebraska is the only state with such a requirement. The bill passed of a vote of 32-to-7.