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Restrictions on Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion

Nebraska prohibits public funding for abortion for women eligible for state medical assistance for general health care unless the physician obtains prior authorization and the procedure is necessary to preserve the woman's life or the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest.  Memorandum from Gerry A. Oligmueller, Acting Director, Neb. Dep't of Soc. Servs., to Robert J. Seiffert, Administrator, Med. Servs. Div. (July 28, 1995); Neb. HHS Finance and Support Manual, § 18-004.01(2) (Nov. 25, 2008), at http://www.sos.state.ne.us/rules-and-regs/regsearch/Rules/Health_and_Human_Services_System/Title-471/Chapter-10.pdf; Little Rock Family Planning Servs. v. Dalton, 60 F.3d 497 (8th Cir. 1995) (consolidated appeal of Arkansas and Nebraska cases, enjoining enforcement of a previous regulation that prohibited the use of public funds for abortion except in cases of life endangerment), rev'd in part, 516 U.S. 474 (1996).


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