The bill requires a doctor or other health professional to screen women to determine whether they are being pressured into having abortions. Doctors also must assess whether women have risk factors that could lead to mental or physical problems after an abortion. The bill is unusual, however, in spelling out what doctors must look for. They include any risk factors cited in peer-reviewed journals indexed by two major medical and scientific listing services during the year before a planned abortion. The risks could be physical, psychological, emotional, demographic, or situational, according to the bill. Its very difficult to know for certain if youre complying with this bill, said Kyle Carlson, a lawyer for Planned Parenthood of the Heartland. Theres an undetermined amount of documentation you have to go through to know all the . . . risk factors. Neb. to require mental health, other screenings before abortions - The Boston Globe Sounds like this law opens up all sorts of opportunity for abuse of patient rights. Not to mention opportunities for lawsuits.