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Gov. Ricketts announces pro-life initiative

Posted: 2:11 PM, Jan 09, 2018
Updated: 2018-01-09 20:11:23Z

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts announced Tuesday he will make budget adjustments and propose revising the distribution of federal Title X healthcare funding so taxpayer money can no longer be used for abortions. 

Under this change, no health clinic would receive federal funding if it was not independent from any entity that performs abortions. 

Last year, President Trump signed a resolution allowing states more say in the distribution of Title X funding. Currently, Nebraska clinics that perform abortions receive federal funding. 


“Nebraska is a pro-life state, and the state’s budget should reflect those values,” said Governor Ricketts.  “This year, I am recommending that the Legislature revise the State’s distribution of federal Title X healthcare funds to ensure that no funds are used to subsidize abortion.  Thanks to action by Congress, Nebraska can now take new steps to protect unborn life by ensuring that these dollars are not used to fund abortion.”