Planned Parenthood files lawsuit against State

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland has filed a lawsuit challenging a new Nebraska law requiring mental health screening for women seeking abortion. The group filed a lawsuit Monday to stop the law from going into effect next month.

The new law requires women wanting abortions to be screened by doctors or other health professionals to determine whether they were pressured into having the procedure.

Those women also would have to be screened for risk factors indicating they could have mental or physical problems after an abortion.

Planned Parenthood, which runs one of two abortion clinics in Nebraska, has been critical of the measure, saying it could be difficult to comply with and could give women irrelevant information.

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