PPVNV Commends Nevada Senators Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen For Voting In Favor of Women’s Health Protection Act For the Second Time
For Immediate Release: May 12, 2022
Las Vegas, NV — In response to a leaked Supreme Court opinion that indicates intent to overturn Roe v. Wade, the United States Senate has taken a second vote on the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA). Though the bill failed for the second time, it has demonstrated to the American people that elected officials are taking the over 80 percent of Americans who support the right to abortion into account.
Should the court overturn Roe v. Wade in its final ruling, over 36 million women, plus trans and nonbinary people who can get pregnant, will lose access to abortion care in their home states and will either be forced to travel or go without care, an outcome that will have the most damaging impact on Black, Latino, and Indigenous communities, LGBTQ+ folks, those with low incomes, and those in rural communities.
Statement from Lindsey Harmon, Executive Director, Planned Parenthood Votes Nevada:
“Today’s vote underscores the importance of our elected officials’ commitment to protecting abortion access in the face of an unprecedented rollback of our constitutional rights. Planned Parenthood Votes Nevada commends Senators Cortez Masto and Rosen for their votes to protect abortion access in the face of the Supreme Court’s intent to overturn Roe v. Wade.
With their votes, Nevada’s Senators demonstrated their understanding that equal access to abortion care—everywhere—is essential to social and economic participation, reproductive autonomy, and the right to determine the trajectory of our own lives.
Nevadans have historically voiced their support for abortion rights and now is no different. We will continue to fight for improved access to abortion care because all of us, and particularly of Black, Latino, Indigenous, AAPI communities, LGBTQ+ communities, and those with low incomes, depend on that access to live healthy, autonomous lives.”