WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement in opposition to new Republican legislation introduced in the Senate to enact a rigid nationwide abortion ban that would override Nevada law protecting abortion rights. In 1990, Nevada voters passed a statewide referendum with nearly two-thirds support codifying state law protecting abortion rights.
“MAGA Republicans in Congress are following through on what they have always said their ultimate goal was after overturning Roe v. Wade: banning abortion across the country,” said Senator Rosen. “This dangerous nationwide government mandate would take away women’s fundamental freedom to make decisions about their own bodies, and put them and their doctors at risk of being thrown in jail. I will do everything I can to fight this legislation threatening our reproductive rights in Nevada, and I will work with my colleagues to ensure it never becomes law.”
Senator Rosen has been a leader in the fight against Republican attempts to ban abortions and restrict women’s reproductive rights. She helped introduce and voted for the Women’s Health Protection Act to protect access to reproductive health care and safeguard against dangerous abortion bans and restrictions. She also joined dozens of her Senate colleagues in introducing the Freedom to Travel for Health Care Act, which would make it illegal for anti-choice states to limit women’s travel for reproductive care.