Today, State Senator Joni Albrecht announced she will be introducing two pro-life, NFA-supported bills to protect unborn children and support pregnant women and families in Nebraska.
At a press conference in the Nebraska Capitol Rotunda, the NFA team joined Senator Albrecht and a large group of pro-life senators, medical experts, and other supporters to unveil plans to introduce the Nebraska Heartbeat Act, which will protect the lives of unborn babies by prohibiting abortion when a fetal heartbeat is present.
This could stop 85% of abortions in our state and save 2,000 lives every year!
A heartbeat is a universal sign of life. Under the Nebraska Heartbeat Act, before performing an abortion, a physician must first perform an ultrasound and listen for a fetal heartbeat. If a heartbeat is detected, performing an abortion will be unlawful except in cases of rape, incest, and to save the life of the mother.
We envision a Nebraska where every life is celebrated, valued, and protected. And we won’t stop working towards that goal. This is what we can accomplish in our current Legislature this year to start saving as many lives as we can.
Senator Albrecht will also be introducing the Nebraska Pregnancy Help Act, which will establish a new tax credit for donations to pregnancy help organizations that provide services that help women carry their pregnancy to term, encourage and enable parenting or adoption, and promote healthy childbirth.
The bill will allow for up to $10 million to be allocated in tax credits every year, which could dramatically increase support for organizations providing vital services to pregnant and parenting women in ways the government can’t.
This is the first time our Legislature has been in session since Roe v. Wade was overturned, and we now have the best opportunity we’ve had in 50 years to save lives and advance a culture of life!
We are proud to partner with Senator Albrecht and all of our courageous pro-life senators to provide significantly greater protection to unborn babies and increase support for parents and families in Nebraska.
In correlation with today’s press conference, NFA also released the findings of a new statewide poll showing that a strong majority of Nebraska voters want to protect unborn children with beating hearts and overwhelmingly reject abortion on demand.
58% of likely voters support a law that would protect unborn children from abortion the moment their heartbeat can be detected, and 72% of likely voters oppose legislation that would allow abortion on demand until birth. Abortion is currently legal in Nebraska up to 20 weeks gestation.
Life is winning in Nebraska, and it’s time for our state legislature to see unborn children for who they are—girls and boys who should be celebrated, valued, and protected.
We will continue to keep you updated on important developments, including when the bills are formally introduced and how to contact your senator in support of these important pro-life bills.
Thank you for standing with us and helping create a culture of life in Nebraska.