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Laxalt is an Automatic Vote for National Abortion Ban

Sep 13, 2022

Las Vegas, NV – Today, the Cortez Masto campaign released the following statement in response to Senator Lindsey Graham’s proposed national abortion ban. Adam Laxalt has consistently pushed for an even more extreme statewide abortion ban in Nevada, demonstrating that he would be an automatic vote for this national ban in the U.S. Senate.

“Adam Laxalt has spent months trying to run away from his record of attacking women’s reproductive rights and, despite his recent comments, it’s clear he is still an automatic vote for a federal abortion ban,” said Cortez Masto campaign spokesman Josh Marcus-Blank. “As Attorney General, Laxalt pushed for strict abortion bans across the country and even worked to restrict birth control access. He has focused his campaign on a statewide abortion ban that is even more restrictive than the federal ban proposed today, so there is no question he would support it if elected.”

Background:

Adam Laxalt supports a Nevada abortion ban even more strict than the federal ban proposed:

  • Laxalt told the Las Vegas Review-Journal he would support “a 13-week abortion ban” in Nevada. [Las Vegas Review-Journal, 5/14/22]
  • Laxalt wrote in the Reno Gazette Journal that he would support a referendum to get an abortion ban on the books in Nevada, which would be more strict than the national ban proposed by Senator Graham. [Reno Gazette Journal, 8/2/22]

Adam Laxalt supported abortion bans across the country as attorney general:

  • Laxalt signed an amicus brief backing an abortion ban in Alabama. [Nevada Independent, 7/13/18]
  • Laxalt signed an amicus brief backing an abortion ban in Texas. [KOLO, 7/13/18; Nevada Independent, 3/14/18]

Adam Laxalt has celebrated the overturning of Roe v. Wade:

  • Laxalt said that Roe was a “joke” and that “we are not a pro-life state and we got work to do on that.” [Nevada Independent, 6/30/22]
  • Laxalt said the overturning Roe v. Wade was a “historic victory.” [@AdamLaxalt, 6/24/22]

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