Oppose LB933 The Nebraska Human Life Protection Act
Proposed legislative bill: LB933 would adopt the Nebraska Human Life Protection Act,
making abortion a crime in Nebraska in the event the United States Supreme Court
overrules Roe. V Wade. LB933 would provide for criminal penalties for any physician
who performs an abortion.
Here is a link to LB933 https://nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=47304
History: In January, 1973, the United States Supreme Court, in the landmark case Roe V. Wade, held that the United States Constitution protects the right to choose abortion without excessive government restriction. Following the court’s ruling, an anti-abortion movement in the United States has been systematically working to deny pregnant individuals access to safe abortions.
Why the Side With Love Social Justice Team opposes LB933:
Access to safe, legal abortion services is an important part of reproductive health care.
Legal abortion has been the law of the land for nearly fifty years and a majority of adults in the United States support legalized abortion.
More pregnant individuals die when access to safe abortions is restricted.
For decades, Unitarian Universalists have been on the frontlines of reproductive rights, and in June 2015, a Statement of Conscience was passed calling on UUs to take action to protect reproductive rights. https://www.uua.org/files/pdf/2/2things_about_rj_final.pdf
How YOU can learn more about LB933 and related issues:
Planned Parenthood: https://www.plannedparenthoodaction.org/planned-parenthood-advocates-nebraska/blog/nebraska-politicians-introduce-bill-to-ban-abortion
Guttmacher Institute: https://www.guttmacher.org/article/2019/08/state-abortion-policy-landscape-hostile-supportive
UUA Reproductive Justice: https://www.uua.org/reproductive
How YOU can oppose passage of LB933:
Call, write or email your state legislator. To find who your senator is go to: https://nebraskalegislature.gov/senators/senator_find.php On the website, enter your address to see your senator with a link to his/her webpage below the photo.
Contact members of the Judiciary Committee (Senators Lathrop, Pansing-Brooks, Brandt, DeBoer, Geist, McKinney, Morfeld and Slama) and encourage them to oppose LB933. Follow this link for contact information for all Nebraska State Senators’: https://nebraskalegislature.gov/senators/senator_list.php
Others opposing passage of LB933: I Be Black Girl, Planned Parenthood North Central States, ACLU of Nebraska, Women’s Fund of Omaha