Today, on the last day of the 2020 legislative session, the Nebraska Legislature passed LB 814 through the final round of voting.
Dismemberment abortion has been outlawed in Nebraska!
State senators passed LB 814 with 33 voting “Yes,” 8 voting “No,” and 7 “Present-Not-Voting” and ended the practice of dismembering living, preborn children in the womb.
This landmark pro-life victory could not have happened without the grace of God and the incredible support, prayers, and advocacy of thousands of citizens across Nebraska.
Nearly every procedural obstacle was put in front of LB 814 to try to prevent its passage.
Senators had to vote to pull the bill out of committee in order for the bill to even have a chance to be debated by the full legislature;
Pro-abortion senators mounted a filibuster during every round of debate, requiring 33 senators to vote to break the filibuster at each round;
Planned Parenthood and the ACLU mounted aggressive campaigns to try to kill the bill;
And the suspension of the legislature due to COVID-19 limited the time frame for LB 814 to pass to the narrowest possible margins.
But God gave us a path forward, pro-life senators stood strong, and the voices of Nebraskans who desire to see all life cherished and protected in our state were heard loud and clear.
Thank you for engaging with us, praying fervently for the advancement of the bill, and taking action to contact senators at the appropriate times.
Your action and prayers made the difference.
We celebrate this victory and remain committed to creating a culture of life in Nebraska so that all life is cherished and protected.