Nevada Democrats introduce constitutional amendment for abortion rights – News3LV

Nevada Democrats introduce constitutional amendment for abortion rights – News3LV

Nevada Democrats have proposed a constitutional amendment to ensure abortion rights for the state’s residents. In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, which made abortion a constitutional right, state legislatures have been able to pass laws that restrict the procedure. This proposed amendment would override any such existing or future laws.

The proposed amendment would enshrine the right to abortion in the state Constitution, providing Nevadans with a guarantee of reproductive autonomy. According to a statement made by State Senator Yvanna Cancela, the amendment would “prevent any future attempts to deny access to abortion care and protect our ability to make our own decisions about reproductive health care.”

The proposed amendment is part of a broad effort by Nevada Democrats to protect abortion rights. In addition to the proposed amendment, the party has also introduced a bill that would repeal a law requiring physicians to provide inaccurate information to patients seeking abortions.

The proposed amendment is likely to face strong opposition from anti-abortion groups, who view the proposed measure as an infringement on their beliefs. But supporters of the amendment see it as an important step in ensuring reproductive autonomy for all Nevadans.

The proposed amendment is just one part of a broader effort in Nevada to protect reproductive rights. Earlier this year, the state legislature passed a measure that allows pharmacists to dispense birth control without a prescription. The state has also established a program to provide free abortions for low-income women and expanded access to long-term birth control.

In introducing the proposed constitutional amendment, Nevada Democrats have made it clear that they are committed to protecting reproductive rights. The amendment has yet to pass, but it is an important step in ensuring that all Nevadans can make their own decisions regarding reproductive health care.