Nebraska’s fight over trans rights, abortion could come to your phone

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — The battle over trans rights and abortion in Nebraska could end up on your phone Wednesday evening.

Planned Parenthood and OutNebraska are teaming up to call supporters.

They want to make sure everyone’s prepared for the final debate on Legislative Bill 574 on Tuesday.

That’s the measure that would ban gender-affirming health care for Nebraska’s youth.

On Monday, Sen. Ben Hansen attached an amendment to the bill called the Preborn Child Protection Act.

Its goal is to prohibit abortions at 12 weeks of pregnancy.

Hansen said it’s a compromise after an attempt to ban abortions around six weeks failed earlier this session.

SEE ALSO: Abortion ban added as amendment to Nebraska gender-affirming health care bill

But Planned Parenthood Advocates of Nebraska’s Andi Curry Grubb said, “Politicians should not be deciding who can get an abortion, when, or why – ever.”

Wednesday’s phone bank starts at 5 p.m. and is expected to last two hours.  Volunteers are asked to sign up in advance.

You can find the full details here.

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