Adam Laxalt speaking the night of his primary victory in 2018 (Laxalt campaign video screenshot).
On Wednesday the Current reported that Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt signed on to a multi-state amicus brief supporting an Ohio law that prohibits Medicaid funds from being used for abortions, even in the event of rape, incest or endangered life.
It turns out the Michigan authors of the brief meant “Nebraska,” but typed “Nevada.” A motion to file a corrected brief is being submitted, according to Michigan’s Assistant Solicitor General Ann Sherman.
Sherman tells the Current the state regrets the error for both Nebraska, which wanted to sign on and Nevada, which apparently wanted no part of the measure and did not respond to an invitation to join.
Laxalt, who has joined anti-abortion efforts in other states, has not responded to inquiries from the Current.
The brief argues that “states have no constitutional obligation to fund abortions or allow abortion providers to administer health programs.”
Laxalt was recently forced to walk back statements indicating he would seek to overturn Nevada’s long-settled abortion law. His campaign told news outlets that he had “zero interest” in doing what he previously indicated he would do.
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