When the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade, they undermined our ability to access health care services in our own communities – including, but not limited to, abortion.
It’s important to start by saying that nothing has changed in Nebraska – yet. The ruling opens the way for state legislators to try to pass laws that severely limit Nebraskans’ ability to access the health care they need. That’s why Nebraskans are taking action now.
Many of you have already joined protests, emailed your state senators, and joined the call on social media. Today, with a coalition of reproductive rights advocates, we are calling on you to reach out to your friends, family, and colleagues. Let’s have important conversations with them to ensure that they understand why it’s important to protect abortion access in Nebraska.
Because everyone should be able to access the health care they need, in their own communities, when they need it.
Attacks like this on abortion access disproportionately harm the same people who have always faced systemic barriers to care, to economic opportunity, to belonging — and will further exasperate health disparities and poverty. None of these fights for justice are in isolation.
Now is the time to come together. Contact your senator, support Nebraskans seeking care, and connect with local organizations leading this work: ACLU of NE, I Be Black Girl, Planned Parenthood, Women’s Fund of Omaha, and NEAR.
Questions about the current state of abortion access in Nebraska? Visit the ACLU’s “Abortion Access in Nebraska” tab for more info.