LB594 won’t get its day in court, not because the people of Nebraska don’t agree with it, but because they can’t afford to fight it out.
Nebraska’s attorney general will not defend a new state law requiring health screenings for women seeking abortions, because there is little chance that the controversial law will prevail in court, his spokeswoman said Wednesday.
Attorney General Jon Bruning (R) agreed to a permanent federal injunction against enforcement of the law, which faces a challenge from Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, said his spokeswoman, Shannon Kingery.
“It is evident from the judge’s ruling [to temporarily block the law from taking effect] that LB594 will ultimately be found unconstitutional,” she said. “Losing this case would require Nebraska taxpayers to foot the bill for Planned Parenthood’s legal fee. We will not squander the state’s resources on a case that has very little probability of winning.”
Just so this is perfectly clear, the state (therefore the representatives of the Nebraska population) voted for and passed this law. Planned Parenthood of the Heartland with its financial upper-hand challenged it, and now it won’t be upheld because there’s just too much money at stake.by