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Gov. Ricketts signs pro-life legislation banning dismemberment abortions


August 13, 2020

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Gov. Ricketts and pro-life leaders gather on the north steps of the State Capitol to celebrate the passage of LB 814.

Governor Pete Ricketts gathered with pro-life leaders on the steps of the State Capitol, Aug. 15, to sign new pro-life legislation into law. The governor signed LB 814, a bill that prohibits the brutal practice of dismemberment abortion in Nebraska. LB 814 makes it a felony crime to perform a dismemberment abortion anywhere in Nebraska, punishable by up to two years in prison and/or a fine of $10,000.

"Nebraska is a pro-life state, and this week the Legislature took an important step to strengthen our culture of life," said Ricketts. "Senator Suzanne Geist's bill bans the horrific procedure...

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