JoAnne Young May 30, 2019, Lincoln Journal Star The Nebraska Legislature passed a bill on its next-to-last day Thursday that would have the state Department of Health and Human Services provide information for women on what to do if they change their minds halfway through a medication abortion. The bill will go to Gov. Pete Ricketts, who has declared Nebraska is a pro-life state, for his signature. It took 10½ hours of debate to get to final passage. The...

By Associated Press May 23, 2019, 1011 NOW LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- A bill that would require Nebraska abortion providers to give women information about possibly continuing their pregnancy after taking the first of two abortion drugs is headed to a final vote in the Legislature. Lawmakers advanced the measure Thursday through a second-round Thursday despite criticism that the information isn't backed by scientific evidence. The vote was 36-9 after supporters overcame a legislative filibuster. Sen. Joni Albrecht, of...

By Martha Stoddard May 8, 2019, Omaha World-Herald LINCOLN — Nebraska lawmakers overcame a filibuster Tuesday to advance a bill that aims to help women who change their minds halfway through a medication abortion. Legislative Bill 209 cleared first-round consideration on a 36-9 vote, after lawmakers voted 37-5 for a filibuster-ending cloture motion. The measure, introduced by State Sen. Joni Albrecht of Thurston, is this year’s top priority for anti-abortion groups. Similar measures have been passed in at least...

January 12, 2019, KETV OMAHA, Neb. — A bill that would require doctors to let women know an abortion pill can be reversed was introduced in the Nebraska Legislature. Rebekah Hagan, 24, said in 2013 she changed her mind after taking the abortion pill and she was told there was nothing that could be done. Hagan eventually found out about a reversal method and now she has a healthy 5-year-old son, Zacharia. “He is everything he wasn't supposed to be...