Laxalt says he doesn’t want to change Nevada abortion law

June 14, 2018 GMT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Republican candidate for governor Adam Laxalt is clarifying comments he made in an interview that seemed to indicate he would look into proposing a change to Nevada’s voter-approved law protecting a right to an abortion.

Laxalt’s campaign said in a statement Thursday that he “has zero interest in ‘undoing’ the 1990 law in question.”

Laxalt told KOLO-TV in Reno , “We’re going to look into it,” when he was asked if he would propose a referendum for voters to consider changing Nevada’s abortion law.


The Nevada Democratic party said in a statement that Laxalt wanted to roll back access to abortion and called him “extreme.”

Laxalt campaign manager Kristin Davison says Laxalt’s statement was taken out of context about what Laxalt meant.

His opponent, Democrat Steve Sisolak, has said he doesn’t support restrictions on abortion.


Information from: KOLO-TV,