Reno, Nev. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) hosted a roundtable with steering committee members from the 1990 Campaign for Choice and current women’s health and reproductive rights advocates to recognize the activists who helped Nevada codify Roe v. Wade into Nevada law and to discuss the ongoing fight for women’s health and reproductive freedom.
“I am proud that nearly 30 years ago, Nevadans fought to permanently protect a woman’s right to choose under state law. Today, these advocates are educating a new generation to remain vigilant that these rights are not lost as the Trump administration and Republican leadership in Congress continue to push their extreme ideological views to stop women from making their own health care decisions. This discussion was a testament to the advocacy and hard work of a coalition of Nevada women who fought to protect their health and reproductive rights, making Nevada one of only nine states that has codified Roe v. Wade. I will continue to make sure that this landmark Supreme Court decision stands, combat any effort to undermine Planned Parenthood funding, and ensure that women are provided all of the information they need, in consultation with their doctors, on how to make their own health care decisions. We must fight to protect the reproductive rights of women in Nevada and across the country.”