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Sat May 25, 2019, 03:41 PM

Nevada's female-majority legislature passes pro-choice abortion bill bucking national trend

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) Nevada lawmakers are bucking a national trend of restrictive abortion laws by voting to repeal requirements that physicians document a pregnant woman's marital status and tell her about the emotional implications of an abortion.

Democrats in the Assembly passed the bill in a largely party-line vote on Tuesday, the same day protesters across the country decried actions in other statehouses that toughen abortion laws. Nevada has the first overall female-majority Legislature in the country.

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 Cancela told dozens of bill supporters who rallied outside the Nevada Legislature before the vote. Some supporters at the rally held pink signs that said protect safe, legal abortion.

The legislation also removes a criminal penalty for anyone who supplies a woman with medication to induce an abortion without the advice of a physician. That criminal statute also extends to anyone who uses an instrument to terminate a pregnancy without the advice of a physician.



https://meaww.com/abortion-ban-nevada-repeals-rules-requiring-doctors-emotional-implications

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 04:30 PM

1. Wow,we in Nevada have come a long way since

 

2016 my friends. The days of the Tea Party disaster pre 2018 hopefully are over. But,there is a ton of damage that has to be fixed.

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Sat May 25, 2019, 05:22 PM

2. My takeaway from this: every legislature should have at least 51% women...

Which is proportional to the population.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #2)

Sat May 25, 2019, 06:23 PM

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Response to Hekate (Reply #2)

Sat May 25, 2019, 06:47 PM

4. !

Absolutely right.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #2)

Sat May 25, 2019, 08:26 PM

5. It was a party-line vote. Sounds like female republican legislators still have their head in the

sand.

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