Press Release: Local Abortion Access Advocates React to Senate Vote on WHPA

For Immediate Release

Contact macy@wildwestfund.org

February 28, 2022

Local Abortion Access Advocates React to Senate Vote on WHPA

The Women’s Health Protection Act protects the right to access abortion free from medically unnecessary abortion restrictions, including mandatory waiting periods, biased counseling, two-trip requirements and mandatory ultrasounds.

However, we can be proud of our Nevada Senators for their votes as both Senators Jacky Rosen and Catherine Cortez Masto cosponsored the bill and voted in favor of the measure.  Cortez Masto urged her colleagues to vote with her to safeguard access to abortion, and Rosen shared today an affirmation that she will never give up the fight for reproductive freedom in Nevada and across the nation. 

Statement from Macy Haverda, President, Wild West Access Fund of Nevada:

“Today’s vote comes at a critical juncture as the Supreme Court appears poised to gut Roe v. Wade. Nevada’s abortion statute, codified in the 1990s, thankfully keeps abortions in Nevada an option for us and for our friends seeking abortions from other states. Today’s vote, while not the outcome we had hoped for, continues to advance the conversation to solidify equal access to abortion care. Thank you to senators Rosen and Cortez Masto for supporting and cosponsoring the WHPA. 

“But the failure of today’s vote may prove to place a particularly heavy burden on Nevada’s abortion providers and abortion funds like us and Silver State Hope Fund. We at Wild West Access Fund will continue to fight to make abortion accessible for everyone seeking abortion care, regardless of what bans their home state impose. No one should be forced to carry a pregnancy against their will.”

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To request an interview, contact Macy at macy@wildwestfund.org

Wild West Access Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that seeks to remove financial barriers to abortion care. We started Wild West Access Fund of Nevada because we believe everyone should have the final say in their own reproductive decisions, and because we believe in community power.