Governor Sisolak launches new website to fight abortion disinformation
Less than two weeks ago, Joe Lombardo doubled down on his anti-abortion agenda – saying he supports implementing mandatory waiting periods on the debate stage before his team promptly walked back his statements.
Throughout his candidacy, Joe Lombardo has promised to be an anti-choice governor, celebrated the reversal of Roe v. Wade, supported banning contraceptives like the Plan B pill, overturning Nevada’s existing protections, and said he would reverse Governor Sisolak’s executive order protecting doctors and out-of-state patients from punishment if elected. He is also endorsed by National Right to Life, an extremist group that wants to ban all abortion with no exceptions for rape and incest.
But while Lombardo wants to restrict access to abortion, Governor Sisolak is protecting reproductive freedom and fighting misinformation through a newly launched website. This website provides comprehensive information about abortion services and allows Nevadans to report misleading Crisis Pregnancy Centers, organizations that coerce patients against receiving an abortion.
Joe Lombardo has supported CPCs in his official and campaign capacities by using taxpayer dollars to gift helicopter ride-alongs to the Women’s Resource Medical Centers of Southern Nevada – a CPC that calls abortion a “massive genocide” and opposes contraception.
Additionally, Governor Sisolak has protected reproductive freedoms during his first term by decriminalizing abortion, expanding access to contraceptives and allocating $6 million for family planning services in the state budget.
Read more about Governor Sisolak’s efforts to protect reproductive rights:
KOLO: State of Nevada launches website for abortion access in Nevada
- Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and the state of Nevada are launching a website related to abortion access in the state.
- The website, which can be found here, outlines the legality of abortion in the Silver State, how to report Crisis Pregnancy Centers, as well as the cost and types of abortions.
- He called this website another step in protecting abortion access, saying there has been an uptick in what he calls misinformation in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
KTNV: State of Nevada launches new website about the state’s reproductive rights, abortion stance
- “As Governor, I am committed to ensuring Nevadans have access to reproductive health care without fear or shame,” said Governor Steve Sisolak. “We will not abandon the right to an abortion, and we will protect those in need of care. This website is one more step forward in this work.”
- The State said that it does not direct or disburse any general fund toward crisis pregnancy centers and under Governor Sisolak.
KTVN: Nevada launches website related to reproductive rights, abortion access
- The State does not direct or disburse any general fund toward crisis pregnancy centers.
- This work builds upon the Executive Order that the Governor signed in June in response to the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, which overturns the decades-long precedent of Roe v. Wade and abandons the constitutional recognition that individuals have a right to make decisions regarding their reproductive health and wellbeing.
ThisIsReno: State launches abortion information page
- The State of Nevada this week added a new page to its website clarifying access to abortion within the state’s borders. The action is intended to help protect and expand abortion access in Nevada following the overturn of Roe v. Wade in June, according to the governor’s office.
- “As Governor, I am committed to ensuring Nevadans have access to reproductive health care without fear or shame,” Gov. Steve Sisolak said. “We will not abandon the right to an abortion, and we will protect those in need of care. This website is one more step forward in this work.”
- Since Roe v. Wade was overturned by the Supreme Court a partial or full ban on abortion has been enacted in 13 states denying the procedure to nearly all women with few restrictions. It’s estimated that nearly one-third of U.S. women now lack access to abortion within their state.