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Nebraska Heartbeat bill voted out of committee, heads to full legislature

by | Feb 27, 2023

By Nebraska Right to Life

Editor’s note. Nebraska’s legislature is unique among all state legislatures in the nation because it has a single-house system.

LB 626, the Nebraska Heartbeat Act, was voted out of the Health and Human Services Committee last week! This is a vital step in the legislative process that paves the way for the bill to be debated by the full legislature in the coming weeks.

If LB 626 is passed, it will protect preborn babies with heartbeats from abortion. It will require an ultrasound to be performed before an abortion, and, if a fetal heartbeat is detected, no abortion may be performed.

This bill was also designated as a priority bill! The Nebraska Legislature will begin floor debate on senators’ priority bills in the coming weeks.

NOW is the time to contact your state senator! Ask them to support this life-saving bill.

Categories: State Legislation