Birth defect exception could be added to Nebraska bill banning abortions at 12 weeks

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Yet another amendment has been proposed for Nebraska’s highly divisive bill that bans abortions at 12 weeks, while prohibiting transgender care for minors.

A final vote on the recently combined Let Them Grow Act and Preborn Child Protection Act is scheduled to happen this Friday.

Senator Lynne Walz of Fremont filed the amendment that lists three key changes.

First, it would allow abortions 12 weeks after fertilization.  The bill currently bans them 12 weeks after a woman’s last period.

Walz’s amendment also adds exceptions for pregnancies involving fetal anomalies that would result in the death of a fetus within three months.

The final change specifies rules and regulations minors must meet before receiving gender-affirming care, excluding genital surgeries which would still be banned.

Debate is expected to begin at 2 p.m., but the legislative agenda suggests it could start even sooner than that.

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