On June 24, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case. The League of Women Voters has a long history of supporting women’s reproductive rights (see page 56 of Impact on Issues) and at our recent convention, reaffirmed by passing a resolution stating:
Be it resolved that the LWVUS, supports the rights of women and those who can become pregnant to self-determination related to, and including, but not limited to bodily autonomy, privacy, reproductive health, and lifestyle choice to bodily autonomy.
In Nebraska, Governor Pete Ricketts and Speaker Mike Hilgers are calling for a special session of the legislature to ban abortion in Nebraska. A special session is likely in August.
The League of Women Voters of Nebraska will oppose restrictions on the reproductive rights of women and those who can become pregnant. We are calling on our members and the Nebraska community at large to contact their state senators to tell them that the state of Nebraska should not interfere with the decision of a woman in consultation with her doctor, family and religious adviser. Below you will find information that will help you stay informed and take action.
Stay informed and take action by visiting League of Women Voters of Nebraska.