Governor Ricketts Signs Pro-Life Legislation

LINCOLN- Governor Pete Ricketts has approved LB209, a bill that updates Nebraska’s informed consent law.

The bill requires physicians who prescribe the abortion pill to inform the mother that if she changes her mind after taking the pill, it may be possible to continue her pregnancy. In addition to strengthening the state’s informed consent laws, the bill also directs the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services to publish information so that women can find a qualified health care professional to administer the reversal process.

LB 209 was introduced by Senator Joni Albrecht of Thurston who said her goal in introducing and prioritizing LB 209 was to ensure that every woman seeking an abortion receives the information she needs and deserves to make a truly informed and voluntary decision.