Wednesday, 01 February 2023
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Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts signs bill banning dismemberment of living unborn babies

(NRLC) On Saturday, Governor Pete Ricketts signed Nebraska’s Legislative Bill 814, a bill that bans the dismemberment of living unborn babies.

In early March, Gov. Ricketts called for an end to “this horrendous form of abortion.”

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“We praise Gov. Ricketts and thank him for his unwavering support,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life (NRLC). “This legislation will help protect living unborn children from the brutal death of being torn apart limb by limb.”

On August 5, the legislature overcame a pro-abortion filibuster. Then, on Thursday, LB 814 passed by a vote of 33-8.

The legislation, introduced by state Senator Suzanne Geist, was a top legislative priority for Nebraska Right to Life, NRLC’s state affiliate.

“Nebraska Right to Life Executive Director Julie Schmit-Albin made this a top priority, and we thank her for her dedication and hard work in seeing that this legislation passed,” said Tobias.

The bill bans dismembering living unborn babies. In a dismemberment abortion, an abortionist purposely tears apart a living unborn child and extracts her one piece at a time using clamps, forceps, or a similar instrument.

Nebraska joins 12 other states with bans on dismemberment abortions. These states include Kansas, Oklahoma, West Virginia, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas, Kentucky, Ohio, North Dakota, and Indiana.

Editor's note: This article was published by the National Right to Life Committee and is reprinted with permission.


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