May 11, 2023
Access & Coverage | Tea Leaves
  • Vermont’s Republican governor signed abortion and gender-affirming shield bills into law Wednesday that are the first in the country to explicitly include protecting access to abortion medication even if the U.S. Food and Drug Administration withdraws its approval of the pill, mifepristone. The bills protect providers from discipline for providing legally protected reproductive and gender-affirming health care services. Meanwhile, Nevada lawmakers on Wednesday passed a joint resolution that would codify reproductive rights, including already-existing abortion access up to 24 weeks, into the state constitution. (Articles here and here)