Reproductive Freedom

Clark County Sex Education Advisory Committee is Accepting Applications

The Clark County School District (CCSD) Board of Trustees is accepting applications from people interested in joining its Sex Education Advisory Committee. Southern Nevada students need people on the committee who believe in the importance of comprehensive and medically accurate sex education. 

Applications will be accepted through February 14, 2014. 

Students Win With Recent School Board Decisions in Lyon and Clark Counties

LAS VEGAS, NV - The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada praises the Clark County School District (CCSD) Trustees for voting at their December 12, 2013 meeting to postpone both the approval of its sex education operations manual and the approval of members to the Sex Education Advisory Committee.

“The decision to postpone these votes ensures that going forward, the process will be transparent and that members of the community are involved—as they should have been from the beginning,” said Tod Story, Executive Director of the ACLU of Nevada.

As the School Year Begins, the ACLU of Nevada is Set to Examine Lyon County’s Proposed Sex Education Curriculum

LAS VEGAS, NV – The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada has requested information about the proposed sex education curriculum in Lyon County. On Monday, August 19, the ACLU of Nevada submitted a formal request under the Nevada Public Records Act to the Lyon County School District to release their current and future sex education curricula.

Roe Turns 40!

This month marks the 40th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, which was handed down on January 22, 1973. This historic milestone unfortunately comes as states have passed a record number of barriers to a women’s right to choose to have a child or chose to have an abortion. In the past two years alone, over 130 restrictions were passed that make it harder for women to access this and other forms of reproductive services. The attack on a woman’s right to choose does not end there.

Anti-Choice Initiative Does Not Make Ballot

The anti-choice ballot initiative put forward by Personhood Nevada will not be on the ballot this November. The measure did not receive enough signatures by the June 19 deadline to be included on the ballot. As of Friday, Personhood Nevada needed over 72,000 additional signatures to put the question to voters this fall.

Third Ballot Initiative to Restrict Women’s Health Care Challenged in Nevada

LAS VEGAS – A group of registered Nevada voters today filed a lawsuit challenging a proposed ballot initiative that could ban abortion care, common forms of birth control and in-vitro fertilization. The voters are represented by the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Nevada, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and Griffin, Rowe & Nave, LLP.

Nevada Judge Blocks Second Dangerous Personhood Ballot Initiative

LAS VEGAS – A Nevada state judge today declared invalid the second of two ballot initiatives designed to ban all abortions, including in cases of rape or incest, and other vital women’s health services by granting legal protections to fertilized eggs, embryos and fetuses. The initiative, blocked by Judge James Wilson, Jr. of the First Judicial District Court, was found to be so vague and misleading that it could not be permitted to go to the voters under any circumstances.

Nevada Judge Rules Dangerous Personhood Ballot Initiative is Misleading

LAS VEGAS – A Nevada state judge today rewrote a misleading ballot initiative to make clear it is designed to ban all abortions and other vital women’s health services by granting legal protections to fertilized eggs, embryos and fetuses. The initiative was originally worded in such vague and misleading terms that it failed to make clear the far-reaching the effects the initiative would have on Nevada law.

Raped Servicewomen Deserve Insurance Coverage for Abortion

LAS VEGAS - The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Nevada is calling on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to bring a vote to the Senate floor that would consider providing abortion services for military women in cases of rape or incest.

Groups File Challenge to Dangerous Proposed Initiatives That Could Redefine Personhood

A group of registered Nevada voters filed today the first of two lawsuits this week challenging two proposed ballot initiatives that could ban vital health services by granting legal protections to fertilized eggs, embryos and fetuses. The second lawsuit will be filed tomorrow. The lawsuits, filed against proponents of the measures and the Nevada Secretary of State, charge that the initiatives are vague and misleading. The voters are represented by the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Nevada, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and Griffin, Rowe & Nave, LLP.

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