Nebraska’s abortion law may not survive legal challenge

A new abortion law in Nebraska may be flawed enough that Attorney General Jon Bruning won't exhaust all legal options to try to keep it on the books.

Bruning said Friday that he is considering whether it is worth the time and expense to defend the law through what could be a lengthy appeals process, or whether a new bill should be drafted instead.

U.S. District Judge Laurie Smith Camp last week blocked the state from enforcing the law that requires health screenings for women seeking abortions. She said the measure could have made it impossible to get an abortion in the state. Supporters of the law say it is designed to make sure women understand the risks that may accompany abortions.

Online: Nebraska attorney general: http://www.ago.ne.gov