By Brenda Flanagan
Originally published to NJ Spotlight News on January 13, 2022
“Individuals have the right to make their own decisions concerning reproduction — including the right to contraception, the right to terminate a pregnancy, and the right to carry a pregnancy to term — without government interference or fear of prosecution.” That’s the heart of a new statute Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law Thursday, codifying legal abortion as a protected constitutional right in New Jersey.
It’s a critical protection, Murphy said, with the U.S. Supreme Court seemingly poised to restrict abortion rights.
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