Preliminary Injunction Stops Nebraska Abortion Restriction From Going Into Effect
This week, a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction to stop the enforcement of a Nebraska law that would require additional screenings for women seeking abortion care in the state.
U.S. District Judge Laurie Smith Camp said the evidence presented so far showed that the screening law would make it harder for women to get an abortion in Nebraska by requiring screenings that could be impossible to perform under a literal reading of the law. She also said the law would make doctors who perform abortions at risk of crippling lawsuits.
“The effect of LB 594 will be to place substantial, likely insurmountable, obstacles in the path of women seeking abortions in Nebraska,” Judge Smith Camp said in her ruling.
Judge Smith Camp’s ruling will prevent the law, which was scheduled to go into effect tomorrow, from going into effect until the lawsuit challenging it is decided.