GOP Tries to Revive Abortion Ban Bills in South Carolina and Nebraska

GOP lawmakers in Nebraska and South Carolina are renewing their push to strengthen restrictions on abortions two weeks after previous bills were defeated.
Nebraska state Sen. Ben Hansen, a Republican, has added a 12-week abortion ban as an amendment (pdf) to a separate bill that seeks to restrict transgender surgeries for minors, known as the “Let Them Grow Act.” That abortion ban re-up includes exceptions for rape, incest, and medical emergencies.
This move has been criticized by opponents as breaking Nebraska’s single-topic bill rule. However, proponents disagree, arguing it’s permitted since both issues are related to medical procedures, KOLN reported. State Sen. George Dungan, a Democrat, disagreed….

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