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Life and Human Dignity

“It is impossible to further the common good without acknowledging and defending the right to life, upon which all the other inalienable rights of individuals are founded and from which they develop…. Only respect for life can be the foundation and guarantee of the most precious and essential goods of society, such as democracy and peace.”

- Pope St. John Paul II, Evangelium Vitae

Life and Human Dignity

As Catholics we believe that every human life is a gift from God and is sacred from conception to natural death. The Nebraska Catholic Conference is committed to advocating for policies that affirm and protect the gift of life and human dignity of every person.

Issues related to Life and Human Dignity include:
Right to life of the unborn, pregnancy resources, bioethics, end of life issues, religious liberty

Foundational Documents:
Catechism of the Catholic Church (2258-2283)
Donum Vitae
Evangelium Vitae
Humanae Vitae
Living the Gospel of Life
Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities


2019-2020 Legislative Bills in Life and Human Dignity


LB13 (Sen. Carol Blood): Sales Tax Exemption for Breast Pumps & Supplies

LB141 (Sen. Wendy DeBoer): Violence against Pregnant Women

LB209 (Sen. Joni Albrecht): Abortion Pill Reversal Information Act 

LB294 (Mainline Budget Bill): Title X Provision  


LB166 (Sen. Megan Hunt): SOGI & Evidentiary Prohibitions

LB167 (Sen. Megan Hunt): Ban on Talk Therapy for Adults and Children 

LB168 (Sen. Megan Hunt): Talk Therapy for Children as Child Abuse

LB423 (Sen. Sara Howard): Abortion & Contraception in School-Based Health Centers

LB499 (Sen. Adam Morfeld): SOGI & Psychologists

LB501 (Sen. Megan Hunt): Mandate Insurance Coverage for In Vitro Fertilization

LB503 (Sen. Megan Hunt): Eliminate Physician Presence Requirement for Abortion

LB504 (Sen. Megan Hunt): Gender Identity & Criminal Offenses

LB535 (Sen. Machaela Cavanaugh): SOGI & Nebraska Advantage Act

LB555 (Sen. Megan Hunt): Abortifacient Emergency Contraception & Hospitals

LB627 (Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks): SOGI & Employment, Housing, and Public Accommodations

LB629 (Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks): Restrictions on Title X Funding

LB689 (Sen. Machaela Cavanaugh): SOGI & Real Estate Transactions

LB690 (Sen. Machaela Cavanaugh): Healthy Pregnancies for Incarcerated Women Act

LB692 (Sen. Machaela Cavanaugh): Restrictions on Nonviable Birth Certificates


Visit our Legislative Bill Tracker to learn more and to see the status of these and all priority bills.

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