Religious groups in Nebraska disagree on potential abortion ban
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Religious groups in Nebraska are chiming in on the leaked document showing that the Supreme Court is seemingly gearing up to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Nate Grasz of the Nebraska Family Alliance, an anti-abortion organization, said abortion is a human rights issue, not just a religious one.
“Abortion is a grave injustice because it directly ends the life of an innocent human being, but I think it’s important to note that it’s not just our faith that motivates us, but this is a human rights issue at its core,” he said.
The president of the Nebraska Religious Coalition for Reproductive Freedom, the Rev. Brandee J. Mimitzraiem, said an abortion ban would be “against religious freedoms.”
“I think it’s against human rights for the legislators to set themselves up as powerful enough to determine how other folks who are made in the image of God live out that image,” she said.
Both organizations say women’s rights can’t be jeopardized, but they haven’t settled on a compromise.
“I think the challenge is that the other side is denying basic human rights from the most vulnerable members of our society,” Grasz said. “Hopefully, we all can agree that we want to love and support women, but we believe we can do that in ways other than abortion.”
To Mimitzraiem, “reproductive justice is the compromise.”
Nebraska is one of several states waiting to debate abortion legislation if the draft opinion overruling Roe is made final.