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Dozens Rally For Rewrite Of Nevada Abortion Laws

CARSON CITY (AP) — Dozens of people rallied outside the Nevada Legislature in support of a bill that would remove a requirement that physicians tell a pregnant woman about the "emotional implications" of an abortion.


The bill sponsored by Democratic state Sen. Yvanna Cancela would repeal a requirement that physicians document a pregnant woman's marital status. It would also remove a criminal penalty for anyone who causes an abortion without the advice of a physician.

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Supporters of the measure expect it to come up for a vote in the Assembly on Tuesday.


Cancela addressed the crowd and described Nevada as "the shining beacon that we are for women's rights."


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The legislation cleared the Senate last month in a 12-9 vote with general opposition from Republican lawmakers.