LINCOLN, Neb. – This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it will take up its first abortion case since overturning Roe v. Wade.
Nebraska journalists covering today's development are welcome to use this statement from American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Nebraska Policy Director Scout Richters:
“The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that could significantly impact abortion access and miscarriage management," Richters said. "Although today’s development has no immediate effect on current abortion access in Nebraska, people are justifiably concerned. Nebraskans should be able to make our own deeply personal decisions about pregnancy and abortion with medical providers we know and trust, without interference from judges or politicians. That includes the Nebraska officials who have promised a total abortion ban as soon as they have the votes. As the ACLU of Nebraska continues to litigate against Nebraska’s new harmful abortion ban, we urge Nebraskans to sign the Protect Our Rights petition, donate and volunteer. Likewise, be ready to act when state senators return to session. We need to remind officials at every level that decisions about pregnancy and abortion are not their decisions to make.”