|“Dean Heller once again sided with the most extreme parts of his party at the expense of Nevadans’ health and well being,” said American Bridge spokesperson Allison Teixeira Sulier. “Heller’s repeated votes to let politicians make decisions that should be made between women and their doctors is a total betrayal of Nevada women and they won’t soon forget it.”
Reno Gazette-Journal: Heller puts politics above Nevada women’s health: Gilbert
By Jan Gilbert | February 6, 2018
- “Last week, Senator Dean Heller voted to advance a bill imposing a dangerous ban on nearly all abortion after the first 20 weeks of pregnancy. This irresponsible legislation undermines a woman’s right to make her own personal medical decisions – and even fails to include an exception for the mother’s health.”
- “Back in 2015 a similar irresponsible bill came up in the U.S. Senate – a bill so reckless that multiple professional medical groups announced strong opposition to it. Dean Heller voted to advance it anyway.”
- “Heller’s anti-woman bill is based on emotionally manipulative rhetoric and pseudoscience, not facts, and that’s why health care professionals overwhelmingly oppose it. In fact, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says bills that ban abortion at 20 weeks ‘are not based on sound science.’ Heller’s bill would even criminalize doctors who perform these abortions, threatening them with a prison sentence of up to five years for providing the care their patients need.”
- “All their misinformation is really in service of an extreme ideological goal: stripping women of the right to make choices for themselves. Heller didn’t just vote against women’s health care; in effect, he voted to legally challenge Roe v. Wade and chip away at a woman’s right to choose.”
Read the full op-ed.