Senator Slama files report after receiving threats
The threats come after Senator Slama introduced a pro-life heartbeat bill in Legislature on Wednesday.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Senator Julie Slama filed a report with Nebraska State Patrol Friday morning, according to an official with NSP.
In a tweet, the senator says that she has received death threats, rape threats and sexually explicit comments directed at her.
It’s fascinating to see the death threats, rape threats, & sexually explicit comments sent by self-proclaimed “feminists” to me, a female state senator, because I introduced a #prolife Heartbeat Bill.
I’m proud to unapologetically defend innocent life & rally support for LB781. pic.twitter.com/LMBYP0TKkb
— Senator Julie Slama (@SenatorSlama) January 6, 2022
These threats come after Senator Slama introduced a pro-life heartbeat bill in Legislature on Wednesday.
The bill would prohibit abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected. The bill doesn’t have rape or incest exceptions but does have medical necessity exceptions.
NSP is currently investigating Senator Slama’s report.
Senator Julie Slama spoke with Channel 8’s Arianna Martinez today. She said most of the feedback has been positive and encouraging, but not all.
“A small number of people however reached out to my office with things like death threats, rape threats sexually explicit comments. Those comments were a small portion of what’s been overwhelmingly positive. The ones that needed to be escalated to the state patrol, have been.”
After reporting the serious comments to the Nebraska State Patrol, Slama is ready to move forward with the bill and will keep it as is.
“I’m more motivated than ever to rally support for LB781 and right now I’m just focusing on the contrast to those negative comments which is that the pro-life movement is one of hope, joy, and life so I’m focusing on that and going to move LB781 forward.”
As for the threats, Slama says she’s confident the Nebraska State Patrol has a security protocol in place to keep everyone safe.