Abortion Care is Healthcare

The fight for access continues in Nebraska.

Abortion access has been restricted in Nebraska.

As of May 2023, a 12 week abortion ban is in effect in Nebraska. Never in our lifetime did we imagine abortion care and access would be in the state that it is now; however we can not give up. As a collective, we will still commit to fighting for our fundamental rights to healthcare, autonomy, and liberation.

Despite the results of this legislative session, we will continue to fight. We have a long road ahead of us to continue to advocate for our human autonomy and reproductive rights in Nebraska.

Our Call to Action

The fight doesn’t end here, we have a long road ahead of us to protect abortion rights in Nebraska. 

Activate your Advocacy!

Fighting for our civil and reproductive rights is exhausting and important. You do NOT have to do everything but finding where you can go deep in your advocacy is important.

Contact your Senator!

Contact your Senator: Let them know we must revert abortion access to being safe and legal in Nebraska.

Utilize your own platform!

We all have power and influence to raise awareness on abortion care. Download some graphics below and share why having the power and choice to decide is imperative.

How to Respond to the Opposition

  • Repeating opposition language or focusing on a specific point in pregnancy.
  • Talking about specific “weeks,” “trimesters,” or “later abortion.” Focusing on % or numbers of abortions in first trimester
  • Focusing on fetal diagnosis as the only reason for abortion later in pregnancy.
  • Saying abortion should be “safe, rare and legal.”
  • Referencing coathangers, back alley abortions, etc.
  • Comparing abortion bans to other atrocities or their response to other movements. (e.g.: This will create an ‘Underground Railroad,’ or ‘Do we want to take advice from the ‘Texas Taliban’?)
  • Call it an “abortion ban” that takes decisions away from Nebraskans and their medical providers.
  • Health decisions “throughout a pregnancy” or “at different points in pregnancy” or “as the pregnancy progresses.” “Barriers make it harder for someone to get an abortion as soon as they decide.”
  • Talk about the barriers to care and the impact of forcing someone to stay pregnant.
  • Emphasize that abortion is a medical procedure and that health needs should drive decisions.
  • Say that abortion is safe and that it must stay legal, What is risky and wrong is the criminalization of people who have abortions.
  • Stay focused on key messages.
  • Avoid reinforcing the opposition’s messaging and instead focus on the pregnant person.
  • Focusing on weeks and trimesters leads to people thinking more about babies and less about the pregnant person or the impact of forcing someone to stay pregnant. Focusing on statistics doesn’t answer people’s questions about why a person may need an abortion… it implies fewer is better, which can be stigmatizing.
  • Don’t position some reasons as “better” than others. It does not reflect the complex reality of why people have abortions later in pregnancy.
  • Saying abortions should be rare can be stigmatizing, implying that abortion is not something that should be happening, thus it should be rare and reduced.
  • We do not want to undermine the availability and safety of abortion now or in a future with more restrictive laws.
  • Minimizes the experience and history of Black Americans. Language like “Texas Taliban” is xenophobic and Islamophobic.

Other Resources

Connect to Women’s Fund Advocacy Efforts
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Abortion rights in the U.S. are facing the biggest threat since the Supreme Court established a woman’s constitutional right to terminate a pregnancy with its landmark Roe v. Wade ruling in 1973.
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Utilize this anti-racism toolkit co-created with IBBG, ACLU Nebraska and Black and Pink.
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