A swath of activists urged state lawmakers to advance the Reproductive Freedom Act, which remains stalled more than six months after its introduction last October.

The groups, including the state branches of the National Organization of Women and Planned Parenthood Action Fund, among dozens of others, called on the legislature to advance the bill, which would enshrine abortion rights protections in state statute.

“The Reproductive Freedom Act removes logistical barriers by updating and repealing medically unnecessary, harmful regulations that regulate abortion differently from any other medical procedure and restrict access to care,” they said. “It will update New Jersey’s regulations to meet current medical best practices, allowing highly qualified and experienced medical professionals to perform abortions, expanding availability.”  READ MORE >>

By Nikita Biryukov, New Jersey Globe
Originally Published in the New Jersey Globe on April 23, 2021