In Nebraska, debates are still alive between pro and anti abortion groups when the last legislative session was marked by the restrictions of abortion. The executive director of Nebraska Right to Life, Julie Schmit-Albin, said has already foreseen the attention that the coming 2011 session will get.

A law that has been in effect in October forbids abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy because there have been disputed claims that a fetus can already feel the pain after that point. It is obviously outside the 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade that allows abortion between 22 to 24 weeks if the fetus has no viable chance of survival outside the womb.

U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns of Nebraska Republican group is known for pushing for a federal law, same with the officials of National Right to Life introducing similar laws in other states. Schmit-Albin believes that there is more to be done in Nebraska.

Schmit-Albin and her group have talked with state senators to push a bill that would prevent doctors from prescribing any abortion-inducing drug to patients done through video conferencing. Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, covering Nebraska, Iowa and neighboring areas, is said to have been offering telemedicine abortions since 2008. This can be done by simply talking to a doctor through a secure internet connection and the doctor can give the patient the necessary drug. This is mainly done in Iowa and Schmit-Albin and her group is doing everything to avoid this from happening in Nebraska.

On the other hand, Jill June, the president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland said that there have been several major health organizers that are utilizing telehealth. This includes Veterans Administration, the Department of Health and Human Services and many universities, clinics and hospitals. June added that the group already has facilities in Lincoln and Omaha.

So far, there are five states that have already endorsed the law in restricting abortion: Tennessee, Arizona, Missouri, Louisiana and Mississippi. Furthermore, the National Conference of State Legislatures said that Kentucky, North Dakota, Idaho and Oklahoma have already bans on abortion insurance coverage.