Nebraska Family Alliance issued a statement following the announcement that the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a law in a major abortion case. The June Medical Services V Russo centered on health regulations of abortion centers. The law required anyone performing abortions in Louisiana to have hospital admitting privileges within 30 miles of their clinic.
Nebraska Family Alliance Executive Director Karen Bowling says “Abortion harms women and ends the life of an innocent human being. Instead of protecting mothers and their babies, the Court’s decision allows abortion clinics to skirt around common-sense health and safety regulations.”
Nebraska Family Alliance joined 25 organizations in filing an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court urging Justices to uphold the Louisiana law in question.
Nebraska ACLU states people have a right to access abortion care.
Council Scout Richters said the decision affirms that people have a right to abortion care without facing undue burdens to access that care. The decision comes as Nebraska State Senators consider whether or not they will revisit an abortion method ban when they reconvene sometime next month.
Richters says, “Like any deeply personal medical situation, decisions about abortion care belong to patients and their physicians – not politicians. Instead of trying to push care out of reach, state lawmakers should be working together to expand access to quality, affordable reproductive health care, including abortion, contraception, prenatal care and preventative screenings.”
According to ACLU, Nebraskans face many barriers to accessing abortion care. The Guttmacher Institute lists Nebraska as one of 22 states that are hostile or very hostile to abortion rights.