Nebraska has passed one of the strongest ultrasound laws in the country.
Many abortion clinics perform ultrasounds of a woman seeking an abortion to determine the age of the child she is carrying. However, seeing the ultrasound is optional, if it is offered at all. Julie Schmit-Albin, executive director of Nebraska Right to Life, tells OneNewsNow what the new law will do. "The woman will now know that she truly has an ability to view her unborn child on the ultrasound screen at least one hour before going through with what is an irreversible decision," she explains. "The burden will no longer be on the mother in a crisis situation to have to ask to view the screen."
Under the new law, the ultrasound screen is displayed and turned toward the patient, although she can decline to view it.