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Legal challenge to new pro-life Nebraska law put off until July 19

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The pro-life legislation, LB 574, commonly referred to as the “Let Them Grow Act”, will remain in effect until at least 19 July, following a ruling by Lancaster County District Judge Lori Maret. The judge issued her ruling following a brief 15-minute hearing via Zoom on Monday morning.

On 16 May, Amendment 1568, the “Preborn Child Protection Act,” was attached to LB 574. This amendment provides protection for the majority of Nebraska preborn babies at 12 weeks gestation and beyond, with the exception of cases of rape, incest, and the life of the mother.

The basis of the challenge by Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, represented by the ACLU of Nebraska, is that LB 574 violates the Nebraska Constitution’s requirement that legislation be confined to a single subject.

The state has countered that both deal with matters pertaining to health and welfare, as well as the powers of the state medical officer, as reported by Paul Hammel.

State Senator Joni Albrecht of Thurston was the driving force behind this initiative. “The purpose of this event is to celebrate and protect the unborn and to allow our children to grow.” “It is my hope that one day, every child will be protected from elective abortions from the moment of conception.”

In late May, the American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska (ACLU) initiated legal proceedings by filing a lawsuit seeking a temporary injunction to prevent the enforcement of LB574. Subsequently, attorneys for Planned Parenthood filed a motion for summary judgment, as reported by Chris Dunker. Additionally, attorneys representing the state have filed a motion to dismiss both the request for a temporary injunction and summary judgment.

In denying Planned Parenthood’s request to argue the request for a preliminary injunction on Monday, Judge Maret stated that she wished to hear the arguments on the motions collectively at one hearing, rather than hearing some arguments on Monday and others on 19 July, as reported by Hammel.

“Why would I wish to hear something twice?” Maret expressed the opinion that this approach was not particularly efficient.


Daniel Miller is responsible for nearly all of National Right to Life News' political writing.

With the election of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency, Daniel Miller developed a deep obsession with U.S. politics that has never let go of the political scientist. Whether it's the election of Joe Biden, the midterm elections in Congress, the abortion rights debate in the Supreme Court or the mudslinging in the primaries - Daniel Miller is happy to stay up late for you.

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