A Nebraska lawmaker is set to present his bill that would repeal state-funded prenatal care services for illegal immigrants
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A Nebraska lawmaker is set to present his bill that would repeal state-funded prenatal care services for illegal immigrants.
Sen. Charlie Janssen of Fremont will pitch his bill Thursday to the Legislature's Health and Human Services Committee. The bill seeks to undo a state law that was passed last year, after a bitter fight in the Legislature.
Janssen's bill is unlikely to advance. More than half of the committee's members voted last year to restore the services, arguing that it would protect the health of unborn children and help them avoid more expensive medical problems later in life. Opponents of the law argued at the time that the bill rewards illegal behavior at taxpayer expense.
Janssen, a Republican, is running for governor.
The bill is LB518
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