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GOP Nebraska Gov Vetoes Prenatal Care For Undocumented Women, Cites Nonexistent Planned Parenthood Connection

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Gov. Dave Heineman (R-NE) vetoed a bill on Friday that would have restored prenatal care for pregnant women who are undocumented immigrants because, Heineman explained, some of those funds could wind up at groups like Planned Parenthood. 'I oppose providing taxpayer benefits to illegal immigrants,' he said in a press release. 'I oppose providing taxpayer funding to vendors that perform or promote abortions.' A Planned Parenthood official said the group does not provide prenatal services at its Nebraska clinics.
But Heineman's comments angered the bill's supporters, including an anti-abortion group, and underscores a key debate surrounding the bill:
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