Nebraska NOT Reviving “Justifiable Homicide” Bill


Yesterday, we published a blog post indicating that the Nebraska Legislature had revived a bill extending “justifiable homicide” protections to the unborn, after several abortion rights groups contacted Mother Jones about this development; however, further reporting shows that the state has not revived the law. The groups were looking at outdated information from 2011 (first reported here at Mother Jones, in fact).

The post has been removed, and we regret the error.

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  • Kate Sheppard was a staff reporter in Mother Jones' Washington bureau from 2009 to 2013. She is now a senior reporter and the energy and environment editor at The Huffington Post. She can be reached by email at kate (dot) sheppard (at) huffingtonpost (dot) com and you can follow her on Twitter @kate_sheppard.