New Jersey passes bill to guarantee the right to abortion

Posted on January 11, 2022

The bill, NJ SB 49 (2022), will soon be signed into law.

The key language is this:

Every individual present in the State, including, but not limited to, an individual who is under State control or supervision, shall have the fundamental right to: choose or refuse contraception or sterilization; and choose whether to carry a pregnancy, to give birth, or to terminate a pregnancy. The New Jersey Constitution recognizes the fundamental nature of the right to reproductive choice, including the right to access contraception, to terminate a pregnancy, and to carry a pregnancy to term, shall not be abridged by any law, rule, regulation, ordinance, or order issued by any State, county, or local governmental authority. Any law, rule, regulation, ordinance, or order, in effect on or adopted after the effective date of this act, that is determined to have the effect of limiting the constitutional right to freedom of reproductive choice and that does not conform with the provisions and the express or implied purposes of this act, shall be deemed invalid and shall have no force or effect.

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Abortion Rights Enacted in 2021

Posted on October 4, 2021

There were not many proactive abortion rights bills enacted in the 2021 legislative sessions, but a few of them are terrific models for other states. Colorado SB 142 by Sen. Kerry Donovan The state...

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How to talk about abortion rights

Posted on September 8, 2021

According to the latest polling (Sept. 4-7 by YouGov – see page 101), by a margin of 50 to 28 percent, Americans want the Supreme Court to uphold Roe v. Wade. Gallup, which asks the question a bit...

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Abortion Rights Bills as of July 15

Posted on July 17, 2020

STATE-BY-STATE ** = new or updated since the last Repro Rights Report Summary: There are now 81 proactive abortion rights bills introduced in the 2020 sessions as well as 55 others which carried over...

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Abortions denied with COVID as the excuse

Posted on April 8, 2020

Texas is currently denying abortions statewide based on a clearly unconstitutional executive order which was at least temporarily upheld by a 2-1 decision in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. (Texas providers are now...

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Abortion Rights Bills as of March 11

Posted on March 11, 2020

STATE-BY-STATE ** = new or updated since the last Repro Rights Report Summary: There are now 70 proactive abortion rights bills introduced in the 2020 sessions as well as 55 others which carried over...

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Abortion rights bills as of February 12

Posted on February 12, 2020

STATE-BY-STATE ** = new or updated since the last Repro Rights Report Arizona AZ SB 1120 by Victoria Steele – Requires sex education to include contraception **AZ SB 1217 by Victoria Steele – Repeals...

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Abortion rights bills as of January 15

Posted on January 15, 2020

Bills filed as of January 15, 2020 STATE-BY-STATE ** = new or updated since the last Repro Rights Report Arizona **AZ SB 1120 by Victoria Steele – Requires sex education to include contraception **AZ...

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Proactive Abortion Rights, summary of 2019

Posted on September 25, 2019

2019 MAJOR VICTORIES CA legislature PASSED SB 24 requiring health care clinics on state university to offer medication abortion—the Governor is expected to sign it IL ENACTED SB 25, the Reproductive Health Act, which...

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Proactive Abortion Rights Legislation, January-May 2019

Posted on June 5, 2019

This report focuses on proactive policy, that is, legislation to expand abortion rights in states and localities. ** = new or updated since the last Repro Rights Report HIGHLIGHTS FOR 2019 (146 proactive measures...

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