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Laxalt Says He Won’t Limit Abortion Rights, But We Have Receipts

Today, Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt “downplayed concerns” that he would continue to push for restrictions on access to safe and legal abortion if elected governor. At the same time, Laxalt heaped praise on Trump’s anti-choice Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh — despite the fact that both Attorney General Laxalt and the Nevada governor have precisely zero role to play in the confirmation of U.S. Supreme Court justices.

In a conference call with reporters, Laxalt said access to abortion will “not be an issue” in Nevada if Trump’s anti-choice nominee is confirmed. But Nevadans know that Laxalt — who is endorsed by the anti-choice Nevada Right to Life — has been secretly working to undermine women’s access to constitutionally-protected reproductive health care nationwide as attorney general. Here’s a brief rundown of just how anti-choice Laxalt really is:

Nevada State Democratic Party spokeswoman Helen Kalla released the following statement:

“Actions speak louder than words, and there are no lies Laxalt can tell that will distract from his extreme anti-choice record and obvious agenda of rolling back women’s reproductive rights. Make no mistake: Laxalt is eager to take advantage of a right-wing Supreme Court to continue pushing his anti-choice views on women across the country. Nevada women are much smarter than to be fooled by Laxalt’s smoke and mirrors when his record is crystal clear, which is why they will reject him and his anti-choice politics in November.”