Nevada: Abortion initiative arguments heard by state Supreme Court

Wed, Apr 7 2010 — Source: KXNT AM

The Nevada Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on a ballot initiative that would outlaw abortions in the state. The group “Personhood Nevada” wants to redefine the law to provide civil rights to the unborn fetus, making it illegal to terminate a pregnancy. The case was appealed after a lower court ruled the petition was too broad and violated state law. The ACLU and Planned Parenthood are trying to stop the initiative, claiming it fails to inform voters that it would affect both abortions and birth control.