Nebraska Abortion Laws

Code Section
71-6901, et seq.; 28-325 to 347

Statutory Definition of Illegal Abortion
Act, procedure, device, or prescription administered to a woman to produce premature expulsion, removal, or termination of the human life within the womb of the pregnant woman unless the child’s viability is threatened by continuation of the pregnancy

Statutory Definition of Legal Abortion
Before viability or if woman is victim of abuse or neglect or if the M.D. has certification in writing that the continued pregnancy is a threat to woman’s life, health

Penalty
Class III misdemeanor: M.D. who performs abortion in violation of any standards

Consent
Unemancipated woman under 18 yrs. old or incompetent requires at least 48 hr. written notice to a parent or guardian by delivery or certified mail; court may waive requirements if find woman is mature; parent may authorize abortion in writing; voluntary and informed consent of woman 24 hours before abortion, except in emergency

Residency
N/A

License
Licensed M.D.


Inside Nebraska Abortion Laws