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LR 26 LR 26

ONE HUNDRED FIRST LEGISLATURE

FIRST SESSION

LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION 26

Introduced by Lautenbaugh, 18; Carlson, 38; Christensen, 44; Dubas,
34; Fulton, 29; McCoy, 39; Price, 3; Schilz, 47.;
Lautenbaugh, 18; Carlson, 38; Christensen, 44; Dubas,
34; Fulton, 29; McCoy, 39; Price, 3; Schilz, 47.

Read first time February 18, 2009

Committee:

WHEREAS, Barack Obama, President of the United States,
has promised that one of the top priorities of his new
administration is to sign into law the "Freedom of Choice Act",
not yet introduced to the 111th Congress, but previously introduced
to the 110th Congress as H.R.1964 and S.1173, which purports to
classify abortion as a "fundamental right", equal in stature to
the right to free speech and the right to vote - rights that,
unlike abortion, are specifically enumerated in the United States
Constitution; and

WHEREAS, the federal "Freedom of Choice Act" would
invalidate any "statute, ordinance, regulation, administrative
order, decision, policy, practice, or other action" of any
federal, state, or local government or governmental official (or
any person acting under government authority) that would "deny
or interfere with a woman’s right to choose" abortion, or that
would "discriminate against the exercise of the right . . . in
the regulation or provision of benefits, facilities, services, or
information"; and

WHEREAS, the federal "Freedom of Choice Act" would
nullify any federal or state law "enacted, adopted, or implemented
before, on, or after the date of its enactment" and would
effectively prevent the State of Nebraska from enacting similar
protective measures in the future; and

WHEREAS, the federal "Freedom of Choice Act" would
invalidate more than five hundred fifty federal and state
abortion-related laws, laws supported by the majority of the
American public; and

WHEREAS, the federal "Freedom of Choice Act" would
specifically invalidate the following common-sense, protective laws
properly enacted by the State of Nebraska: Sections 28-325 to
28-345, Reissue Revised Statutes of Nebraska; and

WHEREAS, the federal "Freedom of Choice Act" will not
make abortion safe or rare, but will instead actively promote and
subsidize abortion with state and federal tax dollars and do noting
to ensure its safety; and

WHEREAS, the federal "Freedom of Choice Act" will protect
and promote the abortion industry, sacrifice women and their health
to a radical political ideology of unregulated abortion-on-demand,
and silence the voices of everyday Americans who want to engage in
a meaningful public discussion and debate over the availability,
safety, and even desirability of abortion.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MEMBERS OF THE ONE
HUNDRED FIRST LEGISLATURE OF NEBRASKA, FIRST SESSION:
1. That the Legislature strongly opposes the federal
"Freedom of Choice Act" and urges Congress to summarily reject it.
2. That the Legislature strongly opposes the federal
"Freedom of Choice Act" because it seeks to circumvent the
states’ general legislative authority as guaranteed under the
Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
3. That the Legislature strongly opposes the federal
"Freedom of Choice Act" because it seeks to undermine the right and
responsibility of the states and the people to debate, vote on, and
determine abortion policy.
4. That the Legislature strongly opposes the federal
"Freedom of Choice Act" because the protection of women’s health
through state regulations on abortion is a compelling state
interest that should not be nullified by Congress.
5. That the Legislature strongly opposes the federal
"Freedom of Choice Act" because its enactment would nullify
sections 28-325 to 28-345, Reissue Revised Statutes of Nebraska,
laws that the Legislature and the people of Nebraska strongly
support.
6. That the Secretary of State of Nebraska transmit a
copy of this resolution to the Governor of Nebraska, President
of the United States, President of the United States Senate, and
Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.

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