CARSON CITY — The leader of a Nevada organization that wants to outlaw abortion acknowledged Monday that passage of its Personhood amendment would prohibit women from using pills that induce abortion.
Olaf Vancura, president of Personhood Nevada, said any birth control pill or other forms of contraception that end pregnancies or destroy “newly formed life” would be outlawed if voters approve the proposed constitutional amendment.
Birth control designed to prevent a pregnancy before one occurs would not be prohibited, he said.
“It is really very simple,” said Vancura, who described himself as a scientist with a doctorate in physics. “Our amendment is about life and the right to life. Forms of birth control that do not cause an abortion would not be prohibited.
“With an abortion, someone dies.”
Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada filed a lawsuit in Carson City District Court on Thursday challenging the language in the Personhood amendment as being vague and deceptive. A date for a hearing has not been set.