A draft U.S. Supreme Court majority opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization was leaked on May 3, 2022. The draft explicitly calls for Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey to be overruled, obliterating federal protections for abortion.
Abortion is still legal today, but the leak from the Supreme Court makes it clear that our deepest fears are coming true: the Court seems prepared to end the constitutional right to abortion. This decision would leave abortion rights in the hands of state legislatures, including the hostile Nebraska Legislature.
This year, Nebraska politicians obsessed with banning abortion proposed a trigger law that would ban abortion under any circumstance if federal protections fall. Thanks to the advocacy of our supporters and key champions in the Legislature we were able to defeat this proposed bill.
They will try to ban abortion again. We are ready.
Here are 7 ways you can fight back now.
1. Sign up to volunteer
Volunteers help elect sexual and reproductive health care champions, advance reproductive health legislation, educate and engage the public. Sign up to volunteer now.
Planned Parenthood health centers are open, and they continue to deliver essential sexual and reproductive health care in Nebraska. Give today to support the organizing and advocacy needed to protect this care.
The right to control our own bodies could very well be decided by who wins this election. Be prepared to elect leaders who will stand up for reproductive rights and justice up and down the ballot. Learn who's endorsed by Planned Parenthood and make your plan to vote.
4. Share your story
Sharing your story is a critical way to help show your community that Planned Parenthood matters. Whether you are a former patient, sex education participant, or supporter, your story can help demonstrate the importance of Planned Parenthood and bodily autonomy. Sign up to become a storyteller now. (You can always share anonymously.)
5. Sign up for email alerts
Join our email network to receive email alerts on the latest news about reproductive rights in Nebraska, upcoming events, and action items as we fight to protect sexual and reproductive health care in Nebraska.
6. Write a letter to the editor
People trust others who live in their community. Sharing why this issue matters to you in your local paper can have an incredible impact. Email [email protected] and we’ll equip you with the tools you need to write a successful letter to the editor.
7. Make an appointment
You can show your support by making your next reproductive health care appointment at Planned Parenthood and encouraging your friends to do the same.