Today, Governor Steve Sisolak signed the Trust Nevada Women Act, ending unnecessary abortion consent laws and removing felony penalties associated with the procedure.
Nevada State Democratic Party Chair William McCurdy II released the following statement:
“One thing I’ve always known about Nevada women is they get things done. So it’s no surprise that in the first ever female-majority legislature, our state is stepping up as others around the country are limiting women’s reproductive rights. The Trust Nevada Women Act is a major achievement in ending antiquated laws and protecting a woman’s right to choose. A woman shouldn’t be faced with scare tactics nor should the threat of penalties exist when making a decision this serious. I’m grateful to our Democratic leadership and the activists who made their voices heard across Nevada. This legislation wouldn’t have been a reality without their hard work and dedication.”