WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nebraska legislators from various levels of State and Federal government have already voiced their opinion on Friday’s morning’s decision by United States Supreme Court that overturned landmark abortion cases Roe v. Wade (1973) and Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992) in the final ruling for the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Roe legalized abortion in all 50 states in 1973.
Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Alexis McGill Johnson shared a video to Twitter on Friday after the Supreme Court’s ruling overturning Roe v. Wade. In the video, she stated that Planned Parenthood will “fight for rights stronger than Roe. No court or state will make us compromise our bodies, our dignity or our freedom,” she said in the video. “Let me be clear: this won’t stop us.”
Many states have “trigger laws” that will effectively outlaw abortions upon the removal of Row v. Wade.
On Friday, many national employers were already notifying their employees that they will fund travel out-of-state for workers seeking an abortion.
GOVERNOR PETE RICKETTS
“Roe v. Wade took away the states’ right to regulate abortion and cost millions of babies their lives.”
“Today’s Supreme Court decision restores the rights of the people, and as a result our future generations will have a chance at life.”
“The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe is an answer to millions of prayers on behalf of the unborn and a victory for human life. I will be working with our legislative leaders to determine what more we can do to protect our preborn babies.”
U.S. SENATOR DEB FISCHER
“I have always supported pro-life policies that show compassion for women and their unborn children. Both conservative and liberal legal scholars have long questioned the legal reasoning in Roe v. Wade. The justices made the right decision in Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Center by affirming that there is no constitutional right to abortion.
“Today’s ruling returns policy making decisions on this issue to state and federal lawmakers. It’s going to take good-faith and empathy to address it.”
THIRD DISTRICT CONGRESSMAN ADRIAN SMITH
“Life is a miracle that begins at conception. While today’s decision is a win for the pro-life movement, our work does not end here. We must ensure states – which are now rightfully tasked with authority over abortion – have the resources needed to restore a culture that respects and values life by supporting at-risk mothers, fathers, and children.
“I am deeply troubled by the leak of this decision earlier this spring and by the ongoing threats to sitting Supreme Court Justices. Violence is not and will never be the answer. I hope the law-breaking radicals – and the groups encouraging violence – will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
STATE SENATOR & FIRST DISTRICT CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE MIKE FLOOD
“Today, the Supreme Court has returned abortion-related policy decisions back to the states and the people, where they belong. I am proudly pro-life, and am proud to have sponsored and passed the nation’s first Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which banned abortions at 20 weeks, when babies can feel pain. We helped pave the way for this landmark decision.
“Nebraskans agree: we want to protect innocent life and support women in crisis. My opponent supports taxpayer-subsidized abortion and opposes any restriction of abortion—a radical position that is completely out of touch with the voters of Nebraska’s 1st Congressional District.”