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State Senator Cancela Plans To Introduce Bill To Decriminalize Abortion In Nevada

Democratic State Senator Yvanna Cancela said she plans to introduce a bill to decriminalize abortion in Nevada for the upcoming legislative session.

The Trust Nevada Women Act would remove criminal penalties for abortions, make changes to the state’s abortion informed consent law and repeal the state’s parental notification statue.

The proposal comes amid fears that a newly conservative-leaning Supreme Court might overturn Roe v. Wade decision that created a nationwide right to abortion.

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Cancela told the Nevada Independent that voters in the state sent “a clear message” when they elected pro-choice candidates to represent their interests.

The legislation is backed by the national abortion rights group NARAL. Nevada joins a number of other states across the country attempting to update their abortion laws.