#VOTEPROCHOICE co-founder and Nebraska native Heidi Sieck: “This is hyperbolic anti-choice propaganda masquerading as legislation”
NEBRASKA—U.S. Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) will push for a vote today on his “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act” in the Senate. In response, National pro-choice organizing project #VOTEPROCHOICE’s co-founder and Nebraska native Heidi Sieck issued the following statement:
“Enough false hysteria from entitled men. Today Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse plans to call for a vote on his 'Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.' Let’s be very clear: this is hyperbolic anti-choice propaganda masquerading as legislation. Sasse’s implication that people are waiting until labor to suddenly end a pregnancy is nothing but conservative fear-mongering used to limit our reproductive freedom. In very rare cases abortions occur after the first trimester because of dire medical circumstances. That is not the time for politicians to scare and shame people. We should be giving doctors, pregnant people and families the dignity of proper medical care. This legislation is a travesty of misinformation.
"We are a prochoice nation. 72% of Americans support the right to choose. No matter how many times these men in power try to scare the nation with 'Born-Alive' legislation, we must stand together, speak out, and vote pro-choice in every single election until we unseat the anti-choice minority — because our freedom is on the line.”