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4 states on West Coast 'put welcome sign on door' for abortion access

Jun 25, 2022 View Original Article
  • Bias Rating

    74% Very Conservative

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  • Policy Leaning

    68% Very Conservative

  • Politician Portrayal

    -46% Negative

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

64% : A ballot measure in 2018 pushed by anti-abortion groups to prohibit the use of public funds on abortions was rejected 64% to 36%.
54% : In April, Planned Parenthood rented space in Ontario, Oregon, saying it was preparing for an influx of out-of-state patients.
53% : State law was updated in 2017 and allows for late-term abortion and requires private medical insurance and state Medicaid to cover the procedure.
46% : Since then, the state Supreme Court has interpreted that right to privacy as a right to access abortion.
46% : Another ballot measure approved by voters in 1991 affirmed a woman's right to choose physician-performed abortion prior to fetal viability and further expanded and protected access to abortion in the state if Roe v. Wade was overturned.
44% :Abortion has been legal in Washington state since a 1970 statewide ballot referendum.
42% : As Republican lawmakers move to ban abortion in about half of U.S. states following the Supreme Court's landmark decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, a cluster of Democratic-led states on the West Coast is standing apart in a collective vow to protect abortion access.
41% : "Abortion is still legal here in Oregon," she tweeted.
39% : Laxalt, a former one-term Nevada attorney general, said Friday that the Supreme Court "never had the expertise nor the authority to unilaterally legislate on abortion."
37% :In California, abortion was outlawed in 1850, except when the life of the mother was in danger.

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