Lawmakers are racing to mimic the Texas abortion law in their own states. They say the bills will fly through.
The Lily, published by The Washington Post, ran a story which includes mention of our Playbook for Abortion Rights:
Democratic state legislators propose and pass far less abortion-related legislation than their Republican colleagues, [Aimee] Arrambide said. She joined the Public Leadership Institute, a nonpartisan policy center, in 2015 to help create “A Playbook for Abortion Rights,” a 196-page manual of model legislation that mirrored the antiabortion version published by Americans United for Life. The playbook, published in 2016, included bills designed to protect abortion clinics against acts of violence and prevent abortion clinics from having to share medically inaccurate information. Until that point, Arrambide knew of no national infrastructure that allowed legislators who supported abortion rights to share legislative ideas and borrow from one another.
Legislators in several dozen states have proposed versions of bills similar to those in the Public Leadership Institute’s manual, said Bernie Horn, senior director for policy and communications at the Public Leadership Institute.
“Copycat bills” are a tradition that has been a hallmark of the antiabortion movement for decades.