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Governor Sisolak Statement on Dobbs

Governor Steve Sisolak released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision:
 
“This decision is devastating for tens of thousands of Nevada women, but it’s exactly what my opponent wanted. I’ve been unwavering in my commitment to protecting the right to abortion and in Carson City, we’ve made progress expanding access to reproductive freedom and to critical contraceptives. Joe Lombardo committed to signing legislation that could roll back current protections codified in Nevada statute and he left the door open to implementing new barriers to abortion and limiting access to contraceptives. Politicians should never have a say when it comes to the personal decision of when or if to start a family and as long as I’m governor, I’ll keep it that way.”
 
The right to an abortion is widely popular among Nevadans. Since taking office, Governor Sisolak has signed common-sense legislation breaking down barriers to reproductive health care and strengthening Nevadans’ reproductive freedoms. This includes allocating and securing $6 million in family planning funding in the 2019 budget, signing legislation allowing women to receive birth control directly through their neighborhood pharmacy, and expanding access to emergency contraception for survivors of sexual assault.
 
Governor Sisolak’s reelection has been endorsed by Planned Parenthood Votes Nevada and NARAL Pro-Choice Nevada