What National Attacks on Abortion Mean for Nebraska
The Threat to Safe, Legal Abortion
Abortion is still safe and legal in Nebraska.
On June 24, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturned Roe v. Wade, the decision that established the constitutional right to have an abortion. By overturning nearly 50 years of precedent, the Court has put people’s access to safe and legal abortion in Nebraska and across the country in jeopardy.
In 2021, Texas passed S.B. 8, the most extreme abortion ban in our country’s history. The law essentially eliminates access to safe, legal abortion in Texas and other states and municipalities have followed suit with their own version of this law. Nebraska could be next.
Join the fight to protect and expand abortion access in Nebraska.
We know the majority of people support the right to safe, legal abortion—but a vocal minority is leading the charge against abortion, contraception, and comprehensive sex ed in this country. That’s why those of us who support reproductive freedom must speak up now before it’s too late—and encourage our friends, families, and communities to do the same.
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What does this mean for abortion access in Nebraska?
Emboldened by Texas' S.B. 8 and other anti-abortion efforts, during the 2022 legislative session, extreme politicians tried to pass multiple abortion restrictions, including a trigger ban that would have banned abortion in the state when Roe was overturned. Nebraskans showed up and defeated all of these proposals, but the threat still looms.
Nebraska has an anti-abortion majority in the legislature. While we have allies in the legislature committed to health care to stop an abortion ban in the short term, we must fight to protect and expand abortion rights in our state.