Nevada expands the conditions for abortion, Vermont seeks to make it a "fundamental right"



In the state of Nevada, “self-induced abortion is punishable by up to 10 years in prison”. After a second review, lawmakers have just adopted a “reform that decriminalizes the over-the-counter sale of drugs causing miscarriage and ‘self-induced’ abortion”. Additionally, the text exempts physicians from explaining “‘the physical and emotional impact’ of an abortion on their patient” and from “revealing their age or marital status”.

 

The law must still be passed by the Senate in order to take effect, before being enacted by the Democratic Governor Steve Sisolak.

 

Meanwhile, in the state of Vermont — which has already decriminalized abortion — elected officials have introduced abortion as a “fundamental right” under the law. To prevent this law from being questioned by federal agencies, they added the ban “for any public entity to restrict it”. Republican Governor Phil Scott said Tuesday that he “would not oppose this text”.


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Afp (22/05/2019)