The Republican governor of Nebraska says he will call a special legislative session to pass a total abortion ban if Roe v. Wade is overturned

Republican Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts said Sunday that he will call a special session of his state legislature to pass a total abortion ban if the Supreme Court goes ahead with the subpoena Roe v. calf.

Speaking to Dana Bash on CNN’s State of the Union, Ricketts said, “Nebraska is a pro-life state. I believe life begins at conception and so are babies. If Roe v. calfwhat is a terrible constitutional decision is being overturned by the Supreme Court, and we hope that we will take additional steps here in Nebraska to protect these premature babies.”

CNN reported that Bash then asked, “Even in the case of rape or incest?”

To which Ricketts replied, “They’re babies too. Yes.”

Ricketts said if roe being overturned: “I will be working with our Legislative Speaker to work on a special session and do more to protect premature babies. We’ll have to wait and see what that decision is before taking any further steps, but that would certainly be my intention.”

More than a dozen states reportedly currently have so-called “trigger laws” on their books, meaning if roe is overthrown, these states are pre-emptively prepared to ban abortion within their borders.

Nebraska’s unicameral legislature recently failed to pass such a law that would have banned abortions with no exceptions for rape and incest and created criminal penalties for doctors who perform abortions in the state.

Speaking to Bash, Ricketts expressed his belief that every state has the right and responsibility to implement laws that reflect the interests of its residents.

He said: “At the end of the day, I think voters in each state, and that’s certainly true here in Nebraska, make their own decisions. You know, people outside of the state can have an impact, but at the end of the day, Nebrascans look after their own and Nebrascans made a decision that they wanted for their state.”

More than 400 pro-abortion “Bans Off Our Bodies” protests by Planned Parenthood, Women’s March and other pro-abortion organizations took place across the country on Saturday.

Organizers of the demonstrations said the rallies mark the beginning of a possible “summer of anger” if the Supreme Court proceeds with the coup Roe v. calf.

Despite these widespread protests, a recent poll conducted by CNN shows that the potential overturning of Roe v. calf prepares Republican voters for higher turnout than Democratic voters in the upcoming midterm elections. The Republican governor of Nebraska says he will call a special legislative session to pass a total abortion ban if Roe v. Wade is overturned

Laura Coffey

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