Nevada’s Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak is poised to sign revamped abortion law that garnered zero Republican support from the assembly’s lower chamber.
Senate Bill 179, which passed 27-13 on Tuesday, ends a requirement for doctors performing abortions to explain “the physical and emotional implications” for the patient.
Women who perform abortions on themselves or consume abortion-inducing drugs will also not be subjected to penalties.
“We’re here today fighting a national fight and getting to see Nevada move forward,” Democratic Sen. Yvanna Cancela told a crowd of supporters.
Democratic Assemblywoman Shea Backus also called for ending “draconian laws that have no business in a free society.”
Assemblywoman Dina Nea of Las Vegas was the only Democrat to join 12 Assembly Republicans in voting against the bill, the Las Vegas-Review Journal reported.
Mr. Sisolak has not yet commented on the bill’s passage.
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