Originally aired on WNYC's The Takeaway on September 3, 2021
Continuing the discussion of abortion access, The Takeaway looks at New Jersey’s Reproductive Freedom Act that would expand reproductive health and abortion access in the state. In October of 2020, a coalition of organizations called Thrive New Jersey worked with state legislators to introduce the bill. It has been stalled in the legislature for almost a year now, but after Texas’ restrictive abortion law went into effect this week, there has been a new push for New Jersey’s Legislature to take action.
This week, Governor Murphy called on the state Legislature to pass the Reproductive Freedom Act, however, the Legislature is currently in recess until after the November 2 election.
Kaitlyn Wojtowicz, Vice President of Public Affairs at the Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey, which is part of the Thrive New Jersey coalition, joins The Takeaway to talk about the future of the bill.