LINCOLN—Nebraska Right to Life’s priority this legislative session will be passage of LB 767, the Dismemberment Abortion Ban, introduced by state Senator Tommy Garrett. “LB 767 would ban a method of abortion which literally rips developing unborn babies limb from limb,” said Julie Schmit-Albin, executive director of Nebraska Right to Life. Schmit-Albin noted that in …Continue reading "Ban on Dismemberment Abortion is Nebraska Right to Life priority this legislative session"
LINCOLN—Nebraska Right to Life welcomes the news that Nebraska’s three abortion facilities have received recent inquiries and visits from investigators with the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS). The three facilities are Planned Parenthood of the Heartland in Omaha and Lincoln and LeRoy Carhart’s facility in Bellevue. “As designated ‘health clinics’, Nebraska’s abortion …Continue reading "Nebraska Right to Life welcomes inquiries into Nebraska’s three abortion facilities"
LINCOLN—On the heels of California legalizing physician-assisted suicide and in light of remarks by State Senator Ernie Chambers that he may introduce similar legislation in the Nebraska Legislature, Nebraska Right to Life reiterates its long-standing opposition to euthanasia and assisted suicide and will work strongly against such an effort. “Nebraska Right to Life’s mission is …Continue reading "Nebraska Right to Life will strongly oppose any effort to legalize physician-assisted suicide"
By Dave Andrusko President Franklin Delano Roosevelt once said, “I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.” It is one of my favorite sayings and one that I remember all the more when pro-abortionists grudgingly give pro-lifers a back-handed compliment. A friend from Nebraska forwarded a story by Martha Stoddard that …Continue reading "The huge impact of NRLC-inspired legislation in Nebraska"
By Julie Schmit-Albin, Executive Director, Nebraska Right to Life Nebraska Right to Life hosted Pro-Life Legislative Day at the State Capitol on March 18th with 30 citizen lobbyists in attendance. Pro-lifers heard remarks from Governor Pete Ricketts and state Senators Bill Kintner and Tommy Garrett regarding pro-life legislation introduced this session. Pro-lifers were briefed on …Continue reading "Nebraska RTL hosts Pro-Life Legislative Day, lobbies for pro-life bills"
Editor’s note. This story appears in the March digital edition of National Right to Life News. The entire 39-page issue can be read at www.nrlc.org/uploads/NRLNews/NRLNewsMarch2015.pdf Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics Director Burke Balch, J.D., testified before the Nebraska Legislature’s Health & Human Services Committee on February 18th in opposition to creating a standard state …Continue reading "NRLC director of medical ethics testifies against Nebraska POLST"
By Dave Andrusko It is an article of faith that every time—EVERY time—a minor wishes to avoid telling her parent[s] she is pregnant by using a judicial bypass that the judge must agree she is capable of making the decision on her own. So (from their perspective) it was bad enough Douglas County [Nebraska] …Continue reading "Nebraska judicial ethics panel rejects pro-abortion complaint against judge who ruled 16-year old not mature enough to make abortion decision on her own"
By Karen Cross After initially declining to run three weeks ago, pro-abortion former U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey (D) is re-considering a run for the U.S. Senate seat left open by the retirement of Senator Ben Nelson (D). Kerrey’s decision, expected tomorrow, would come just two days before Nebraska’s March 1, 2012, filing deadline. During his …Continue reading "Pro-Abortion Former Senator Bob Kerrey Appears to Have Changed Mind and will Run in Nebraska"
By Dave Andrusko LINCOLN—-Earlier today LB 521, introduced by state Senator Tony Fulton of Lincoln and prioritized by state Senator Dave Bloomfield of Hoskins, passed the final stage of debate 38 to 9 with two members not voting. Nebraska joins Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arizona in passing bills this session that address the practice of Web …Continue reading "Nebraska Legislature Gets Out in front of “Web Cam” Abortions” with Passage of LB 521"
By Dave Andrusko It’s been a good last few days for pro-lifers in Nebraska. Earlier this week the legislature took a major step towards passage of a bill to ban “web cam abortions,” and the state legislature has all but wrapped up enactment of another important limitation. LB 22 is on its way to pro-life …Continue reading "Nebraska Right to Life Applauds Passage of LB 22, Opt-Out of Abortion Funding in Both Public and Private Insurance Coverage"
By Dave Andrusko After several hours of intense debate Tuesday, the unicameral Nebraska Legislature moved the “Stop Web Cam Abortions” bill to the second stage of floor debate. Yesterday’s 34-9 vote on LB521 came after the Judiciary Committee had finally moved the bill to the floor with a 5-3 vote. For about a week it …Continue reading "Bill to Thwart “Web Cam” Abortions Moving in Nebraska"
LINCOLN—Despite the failure of the Nebraska Legislature’s Judiciary Committee to vote LB 521 to the floor today, Nebraska Right to Life will continue to press to get the bill to the floor for passage this session. LB 521 would add to the current statute the requirement the abortionist must be physically present when performing or …Continue reading "First Vote in Committee Does Not Dissuade Nebraska RTL from Working to Pass LB 521, Stop Web Cam Abortion Bill, This Session"