LB933 Fails to Advance by Two Votes

TO:                  All Media Sources

FROM:           Sandy Danek, Executive Director, Nebraska Right to Life

DATE:            Wednesday, April 6, 2022

RE:                 LB933

The Nebraska Legislature spent much of the day on Wednesday debating LB933, the Nebraska Human Life Protection Act. Opponents of the bill organized an expected filibuster until a cloture vote fell two votes short of passing the historic legislation with a vote of 31 to 15.

LB933, referred to as a “trigger ban,” would only go into effect once the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the Roe v. Wade decision, which is expected sometime in late June or early July. The reversal of this 1973 decision would not immediately outlaw abortion but would return abortion policy and laws to the governance of state legislatures.

“When Roe v. Wade was decided, medical technology did not exist as it does today,” said Sandy Danek, Executive Director. “We now have a window into the womb that allows us to see the humanity of the child with a heart that begins to beat at about 6 weeks gestation,” she added.

The pro-life movement provides pregnancy help centers throughout the state. These centers, operating with private donor support, offer life-affirming alternatives to abortion by providing free ultrasounds, coordinating adoption options, parenting classes, material assistance and more.

“We believe that a mother and her child are worthy of love and support,” said Danek. We will continue our work with education, legislative efforts and political action until every life is protected and honored in our state.”