WASHINGTON DC – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced her strong 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.
Reporter: “Democratic lawmakers are reacting to Republicans proposing this legislation. It would override Nevada’s law protecting abortion rights in our state. U.S. Senator from Nevada Jacky Rosen said she opposed it, saying in part ‘I will work with my colleagues to ensure it never becomes law.’”
Reporter: “Senator Jacky Rosen released a statement in response saying, in part, ‘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.’”
Reporter: “The proposal comes three months after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Nevada Senator Jacky Rosen released a statement opposing the proposed ban.”
Reporter: “Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina has proposed a nationwide ban on abortions after fifteen weeks… Senator Jacky Rosen said she’ll do everything she can to fight the legislation.”
- “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.
- “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.