Gov. Ricketts supports anti-abortion law

HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Governor Pete Ricketts says he supports Alabama's anti-abortion law, and says they continue to look for pro-life legislation to pass in Nebraska.

Missouri is the latest of 28 states to introduce new, restrictive abortion measures.

This week, Alabama's governor signed a law making the procedure a felony. Providers could serve up to 99 years in prison for performing the procedure.

The sponsor of the bill said it's suppose to challenge the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision.

Planned Parenthood and the ACLU said they're going to challenge the law.

Gov. Ricketts tweeted his support for the anti-abortion bill Wednesday, saying:

"Nebraska is a pro-life state, and we support the brave pro-life champions and their work in Alabama and Georgia."

In Nebraska, it's currently illegal to have an abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, unless there's a serious health risk to the mother.

"That's the most vulnerable life. They don't have their own voice. So that's why we've been congratulating other states that have been going out there and passing pro-life legislation," said Gov. Ricketts. "We are going to continue to look for the pro-life legislation we can pass here in our state. We've passed a number of bills here, and we want to continue to do that."