Monday, September 26

Nevada governor signs executive order expanding abortion protection


LAS VEGAS—Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak issued an executive order Tuesday protecting out-of-state abortion patients and medical providers, the latest countermeasure from the West Coast where Democrats have promised to strengthen reproductive rights after the death of Roe v. Wade.

“Reproductive health care is a basic human right,” Sisolak, a Democrat, tweeted late Tuesday afternoon. “We are committed to ensuring safe access to abortions for women seeking refuge from the restrictive laws in their state.”

In Nevada, Roe’s protections are firmly embedded in state law, meaning the people who seek the procedure here are largely immune to the impact of the Supreme Court’s decision on Friday to erase nearly 50 years of federal abortion protections.

Related: Will Nevada protect out-of-state abortion patients from prosecution?




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