Today, Nebraska Appleseed Executive Director Rebecca Gould issued the following statement on LB 518, a repeal of prenatal health care for all Nebraska women.
“We are very disappointed to learn of this effort to undermine the health of Nebraska children by denying access to prenatal care. Last year, the Legislature had a thoughtful and deliberate discussion on providing prenatal care to low-income babies in Nebraska. Their conclusion was clear and decisive. Providing prenatal care gives all Nebraska children the chance at a healthy start in life. It is fiscally responsible. It is good health policy. It is the right thing to do. None of this has changed in the last nine months. The Legislature made the right choice last year. We should respect that decision and continue to prioritize the health of all children in Nebraska.”