Proposed abortion restrictions hit snag in Nebraska

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Nebraska state Sen. Suzanne Geist of Lincoln speaks in Lincoln, Neb., Wednesday, July 29, 2020, as lawmakers debate her bill that would ban dilation and evacuation abortions, a second-trimester procedure that opponents refer to as “dismemberment abortion.” (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A proposal to outlaw a common second-trimester abortion procedure has hit a snag in the Nebraska Legislature, leaving its prospects unclear.

Opponents used a filibuster to keep the measure from coming to a vote Wednesday after the allotted three hours of debate.

Supporters now have to show that they have a 33-vote super-majority of support necessary to overcome the filibuster at a later date. If they don’t, the bill will effectively die this session.

The measure appears to have support from a majority of the Legislature’s 49 senators.

The abortion bill would ban dilation and evacuation abortions.

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