Deb Fischer Cointroduced Legislation Banning All Abortions After 20 Weeks, With No Exceptions For Rape Or Incest.
In February 2010, Fischer added her name as a “cointroducer” to LB1103, the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,” and voted for the bill on final passage in April. According to the Associated Press, the legislation “would ban abortions after 20 weeks except when the mother’s life is in danger because of pain to the fetus. No other state has a similar law.” [LB1103; NE Legislative Journal, 2/8/10, 4/13/10; Associated Press, 2/25/10]
Nebraska Legislature Defeated Amendments That Would Have Allowed For Viability, Mental Health Exceptions.
“Lincoln Sen. Danielle Conrad, Lincoln Sen. Ken Haar and Omaha Sen. Brenda Council led the opposition to the bill, saying it was flawed, unconstitutional and put the state between a woman and her doctor… Conrad attempted to amend the bill on a number of issues, including making viability of the unborn child the determining factor in the ban. Another would have allowed for mental health exceptions for mothers seeking abortions, in addition to physical health.” [Lincoln Journal Star, 3/31/10]
National Right To Life Cited Fischer’s Vote In Their Endorsement.
“National Right to Life is pleased to endorse pro-life state Senator Deb Fischer for election to the United States Senate from Nebraska. ‘Senator Deb Fischer is a strong advocate for life,’ stated Darla St. Martin, National Right to Life Co-Executive Director. ‘As a state senator, she voted for Nebraska’s Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, protecting babies who are capable of feeling pain from abortion. Fischer supports legal protection for unborn children, and opposes government funding of abortion.’” [National Right To Life Release, 5/18/12]