Nevada Law Removing Abortion Restrictions Passes State Assembly

While states like Alabama, Missouri and Georgia are grabbing the spotlight for their new laws restricting access to abortion, Nevada is moving in the opposite direction. The state Assembly on Tuesday passed a law removing some requirements that had been in place for decades.

The measure repeals a requirement that women seeking an abortion be told about the “physical and emotional implications” of having the procedure. It decriminalizes supplying a woman with medication to induce an abortion without the advice of a doctor. And it removes a requirement that a physician determine the woman’s age and marital status before performing an abortion.

“When the rest of the country may feel hopeless, may feel bleak, they should look to Nevada as the shining beacon that we are for women’s rights,” Democratic Sen. Yvanna…

Original published: 2019-05-22 05:18:14 Read the full New York City News here

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