New Jersey bill would preserve abortion protections, even if Roe overturned

As change on the US Supreme Court puts the future of legal abortion in doubt, some political leaders in New Jersey are seeking to strengthen and expand legal abortion through proposed state legislation.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and other state officials on Friday announced legislation that would make pro-abortion rights mandates part of state law, but the move drew criticism from pro-life leaders.

“Although the proposed legislation is meant to appease the abortion industry and Gov. Murphy’s pro-abortion supporters to shore up his base for re-election, we know that this kind of extreme measure is not supported by the majority of people in our state or in our nation,” Marie Tasy, executive director of New Jersey Right to Life, told CNA Oct. 2.

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