“Senator Merv Riepe joined pro-abortion Democrats to filibuster Nebraska’s Heartbeat Abortion Prevention Act. His actions single-handedly blocked this pro-life legislation from passing,” said SFLAction’s Kristan Hawkins. “This happened despite his pledge during the election to support Life at Conception legislation. We have not forgotten that.”
MEDIA ADVISORY: In the coming weeks SFLAction Team Members and Students will be available for comment on this new outreach in our on-going “Biden’s Favorite Republicans” Campaign. Watch X/Twitter @KristanHawkins & @SFLAction or email [email protected] for details.
RIEPE IS ONE BIDEN’S FAVORITE REPUBLICANS. Learn more here.
OMAHA, NE (11-16-2023) – Students for Life Action (SFLAction) will be sponsoring a billboard in Nebraska to remind one of Joe Biden’s Favorite Republicans that failing to protect innocent preborn life – especially after promising to do so – comes at a political cost.
“Earlier this year, the much-lauded Nebraska Heartbeat Act stalled out because of the actions of Senator Merv Riepe,” said Hawkins. “This State Senator joined pro-abortion Democrats to stop Nebraska’s Heartbeat Abortion Prevention Act and single-handedly blocked this pro-life legislation from passing. This happened despite his pledge during the election to support Life at Conception legislation. We have not forgotten that, and we’re going to ensure that those the state of Nebraska and his local community don’t either.”
LEARN MORE ABOUT SEN. RIEPE’S APRIL 2023 MEETING WITH SFLACTION, HERE.
As more than 9 in 10 abortions take place by 12 weeks (about 3 months), the current state of Nebraska’s abortion laws ensures most preborn children remain at risk.
The Billboard will be located close to the road in Southwest Omaha, near the Oak View Mall at the crossroads of NE S and S Q Streets.
In addition to the billboard, SFLAction will be kicking off a door knocking campaign, launching digital ads in the state, and beginning a long-term texting campaign to hold Riepe accountable and continuously call on him to resign.
“Our own You Gov/Demetree Institute for Pro-Life Advancement polling shows that heartbeat abortion limits and limits when a baby can feel pain, poll basically the same,” said Hawkins. “Any argument that this would’ve been more politically acceptable is utter nonsense. It is merely moral cowardice, nothing more.”
SFLAction remains committed to supporting Heartbeat Abortion Prevention Acts across the nation. We have challenged numerous Republican candidates for President to make a similar commitment.
TO SEE THE HEARTBEAT PLEDGE THAT SFLACTION HAS ASKED ALL REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES TO SIGN, CLICK HERE.
To learn more about how we’re pushing back against the Biden administrations brand of abortion extremism, click HERE. And to stay up to date on the Pro-Life Generation’s engagement in state legislation at https://studentsforlifeaction.org
Students for Life Action (SFLAction), a 501c4, along with its 501c3 sister organization, Students for Life of America (SFLA), make up the nation’s largest, pro-life youth organization, managing a political and policy operation engaging Americans of all ages but with a special emphasis on the largest segment of voters — the Youth Vote. Together they provide political, legal, educational, and community support for women and children, born and preborn. Headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA, SFLA serves more than 1,400 groups on middle, high school, college, medical, and law school campuses in all 50 states. SFLA and SFLAction have more conversations with this generation targeted by the abortion lobby than any other pro-life operation in the world, each week reaching more than 4 million across social media platforms and averaging 1.3 million video views. SFLA has also launched multiple initiatives to lead and serve the future of the pro-life movement including the Campaign for Abortion Free Cities, Standing With You, and the Demetree Institute for Pro-Life Advancement . Over more than 17 years, President Kristan Hawkins has grown SFLAction/SFLA and the Pro-Life Generation into a nearly $20M organization, now preparing for an abortion-free America.