Ricketts pulling together legislative plans as Supreme Court keeps Texas abortion law intact


On the heels of the Supreme Court ruling that keeps in tact the country's most restrictive abortion rules, Governor Pete Ricketts clearly has his eyes on a similar push in Nebraska.

An ardent pro-lifer Ricketts tells News Channel Nebraska that he's pleased the Texas law, which prohibits abortions after six weeks has taken effect.

Asked about the possibility of bringing the Texas law to Nebraska, Ricketts says his administration will be "pulling together its legislative plans with pro-life leaders across the state."

The Legislature's next regular session begins in January.

The Supreme Court ruling—a 5-4 decision—also calls into question the future of Roe v Wade.

The high court is scheduled to take up a separate case this fall, which calls for overruling the landmark 1973 case which established a woman's constitutional right to abortions.

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