A woman in Nebraska has been charged with two felonies and a misdemeanor for helping her 17-year-old daughter have an abortion. Yes, you read that correctly: a mother trying to help her child make a healthcare decision is facing jail time.
Nebraska has an extremely regressive abortion policy, banning the procedure after 12 weeks in the state. These charges set a dangerous precedent for families trying to help their children access the reproductive care they need.
Sign now to demand Governor Jim Pillen pardon this woman and ensure she is given access to therapy and the support that she needs!
The daughter, who was legally a minor at the time of the abortion, is now being charged as an adult. She faces up to two years in prison.
As if this story couldn't get dystopian enough, police secured evidence through looking at the mother and daughter's Facebook messages.
People who can get pregnant should be allowed to access the reproductive care that they need, and their families have a right to help them access it. If you agree, sign now to tell Nebraska Governor Jim Pillen to pardon this poor woman and ensure she and her daughter get access to the therapy and support they deserve!