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Nevada abortion-rights group officially kicks off 2024 ballot measure effort — with a focus on IVF concerns


A coalition of reproductive rights groups in Nevada is formally launching an effort Saturday to place an amendment on the November ballot that would enshrine abortion rights in the battleground state’s constitution.


But its kickoff event won’t be exclusively geared toward abortion rights.


Rather, organizers at Nevadans for Reproductive Freedom, the group leading the ballot effort, will also look to drive enthusiasm by drawing attention to the recent Alabama Supreme Court ruling that found embryos created through in vitro fertilization are considered children.


The decision has meant that people could theoretically be sued for destroying an embryo, leading to fear that conservative lawmakers and judges who first came after abortion rights are now coming after fertility treatments.