Wednesday, May 04, 2011
A Surprising New Start for Nebraska Pro-Life Bill
(One important pro-life bill is still bottled up in that Judiciary Committee, the parental consent bill, LB 690. See the Vital Signs post immediately following this one for more on that.)
But concerning LB 521, the news yesterday was very good. Nebraskans who care about the sanctity of human life, ethical standards of medicine, high standards for women's health and open, responsible government got a win. Yes, it represents only the first step but at least we now have an opportunity to stop Planned Parenthood's plan to start web-cam abortions in Nebraska.
If you are one of those Nebraskans, I urge you to send along thank-you notes and phone calls to those state senators on the Judiciary Committee who voted LB 521 to the floor: Burke Harr (the Senator who re-considered and changed his vote to "yes" -- firstname.lastname@example.org 402-471-2722), Steve Lathrop (email@example.com 402-471-2623), Scott Lautenbaugh (firstname.lastname@example.org 402-471-2618), Colby Coash (email@example.com 402-471-2632), and Tyson Larson (firstname.lastname@example.org 402-471-2801).
Next battle? The floor debate. So keep letters and calls going to your state senator. And keep praying.