For Immediate Release: Sunday, June 18, 2023
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NARAL Pro-Choice Nevada Condemns Gov. Lombardo for Vetoing Bill to Protect Contraception
NEVADA — On Friday, Republican Gov. Joe Lombardo vetoed AB383, the “Right to Contraception Act,” a bill that would have locked the right to contraception into state law. With anti-abortion extremists having set their sights on rolling back access to birth control, this critical measure would have helped ensure that Nevadans can access the care they need.
NARAL Pro-Choice America Southwest Regional Director Caroline Mello Roberson released the following statement in response:
“Gov. Lombardo showed his cards when he vetoed this commonsense bill that was voted out of the legislature with bipartisan support. It’s clear that we cannot trust him to protect the fundamental rights and freedoms of Nevadans. NARAL Pro-Choice Nevada and our 48,000 members won’t forget this, and we won’t give up on our fight to expand and protect birth control in the Silver State.”
For over 50 years, NARAL Pro-Choice America has fought to protect and advance reproductive freedom at the federal and state levels—including access to abortion care, birth control, pregnancy and post-partum care, and paid family leave—for everybody. NARAL is powered by its 4 million members from every state and congressional district in the country, representing the 8 in 10 Americans who support legal abortion.