The villages of Arnold and Stapleton, Nebraska approved town ordinances banning abortion and making posession of abortifacients illegal.
The Arnold ordinance will be on the November ballot, and will become law after if a majority of the town’s people approve it.
The Arnold ordinance outlaws abortion, aiding or abetting an abortion, and the possession and distribution of abortion-inducing drugs within the Village of Arnold, Nebraska. The ordinance defines abortion as, “the act of using or prescribing an instrument, a drug, a medicine, or any other substance, device, or means with the intent to cause the death of an unborn child of a woman known to be pregnant.” The ordinance further states that “An act is not an abortion if the act is done with the intent to: save the life or preserve the health of an unborn child; remove a dead, unborn child whose death was caused by accidental miscarriage; or to remove an ectopic pregnancy.”
The initiative is part of a larger movement of pro-life grass roots aiming to make abortion illegal in their communities and responding to pro-abortion president Biden’s plan to use mail-order chemichal abortions to allow abortion in every zip code regardless of state pro-life laws.
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