In a major victory, a Lancaster County District Court Judge has dismissed a legal challenge from Planned Parenthood and ACLU Nebraska attempting to block a law that will save hundreds of lives every year. 

The “Let Them Grow Act,” which was signed into law by Governor Jim Pillen on May 22nd, protects preborn babies from abortion at 12 weeks gestation and prohibits performing transgender surgeries on children. 

Nebraska previously allowed elective abortion until 20 weeks post-fertilization, or 22 weeks gestation. 

After a session-long filibuster by Democrat state senators failed to prevent the bill from passing, Planned Parenthood and ACLU Nebraska quickly filed a lawsuit alleging that the law violated the Nebraska Constitution’s single-subject rule and should be struck down. 

The Judge, however, sided with the State of Nebraska that the law “has the general object of health care and that all parts of the bill relate to health care” and dismissed the lawsuit. 

Elective abortion and “gender-altering” surgeries on children both violate the first duty of medicine: do no harm.

With the passage of the “Let Them Grow Act,” Nebraska took a major step forward in the fight to protect children by ending the practice of late-term abortion and ensuring children receive help and not harm.


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Nate Grasz

Nate Grasz

Policy Director
Nate is the Policy Director at Nebraska Family Alliance and host of the Capitol Report program.