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Fri May 24, 2019, 11:48 AM

Supporters rally at Nebraska Capitol in defense of abortion rights as more states pass strict limits

LINCOLN ó Cheers and chants rang through the Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday as more than 350 people gathered to defend abortion rights.

The rally was part of a national day of action organized in response to a wave of Republican-controlled states passing strict new limits on abortion.

An Alabama law would permit abortions only if the motherís life is at risk or the fetus cannot survive. Georgia and Ohio banned abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be heard, typically about six weeks, and Missouri passed a law banning them at eight weeks.

Former State Sen. Brenda Council of Omaha led off the gathering, calling the new laws an assault on womenís reproductive rights and an attempt to put government in control of their bodies.

Read more: https://www.omaha.com/news/legislature/supporters-rally-at-nebraska-capitol-in-defense-of-abortion-rights/article_7cb92e69-8360-57ed-914d-5a6cc0f5ee15.html

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