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Senator Ralston amends law to ban six-week abortions

OMAHA, Nebraska (Nebraska) – A six-week ban on abortion is what some would call a near-total ban on abortion, as many women don’t know they’re pregnant by this point.

This is something Senator Marv Ripe of Ralston says he has agreed with since he co-authored LB626.

“I always reserve the right, as soon as you get more information and facts, to come back and take a look at it,” he said.

Although he co-sponsored a bill to ban abortion when a heart condition is detected, Riepe introduced an amendment to tighten the state’s current ban from 20 weeks to 12 weeks.

“I don’t set morality,” he said. “I spoke with some other senators. There are some other senators who are more supportive of a 12-week deadline because a 6-week pulse could be almost a complete ban.”

“I’m opposed to Senator Riep’s amendment, but I’m grateful that he put it forward because I think it brings a bit of sanity to this debate and signals that the debate is far from over,” said Senator Danielle Conrad. Lincoln. “So, filing this amendment today shows me that even among pro-life legislatures, there is a great deal of disagreement about the extreme nature of LB626.”

State Senator Ralston amended an abortion bill, working through a unicameral committee, that would ban abortion at 12 weeks instead of 6.

It does not appear that Ripe warned Senator Johny Albrecht, LB626 spokesman, before filing his amendment.

“After I dropped the bill this morning, I immediately spoke to Senator Albrecht, told her what I had done, and shared a copy of my amendment,” Riep said. “She was disappointed.”

He says he would not say who and how much support his amendment.

In the last session, Senator Albrecht’s bill to ban abortion was defeated by two votes. This time it will take 33 votes to pass LB626. It is still unclear which version will receive the most support and whether it will get enough votes to pass.

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