Nevada Republicans will have to reckon with abortion-rights amendment on the ballot

An abortion-rights group in Nevada said it has enough signatures to place a measure on the Nevada ballot that would enshrine abortion rights into the Nevada Constitution.

Nevadans for Reproductive Freedom, the organization behind the petition, said it collected 200,000 signatures from voters across every county in the state, which is double the 102,362 signature threshold required to qualify. Under Nevada law, the amendment would need to be voted on in both the 2024 general election and the 2026 midterm elections before becoming law.

If passed, the amendment would give Nevadans “a fundamental right to abortion performed or administered by a qualified health care practitioner until fetal viability, or when needed to protect the life or health of the pregnant patient, without interference from the state or its political subdivisions.”

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