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  Legislative committees clear bills protecting N.J. from other states’ abortion laws
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Last EditedWSNJ  Jun 28, 2022 12:07pm
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AuthorJoey Fox and George Christopher
News DateTuesday, June 28, 2022 06:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionThree days after the U.S. Supreme Court upended the constitutional right to abortion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, two committees in the New Jersey Legislature approved two bills today that aim to safeguard New Jersey from other states’ laws restricting or banning abortion.

If the bills end up making it to the Assembly and Senate floor in the coming days, it will be a significant, and relatively unexpected, victory for Gov. Phil Murphy and progressive legislators. Murphy outlined his plan for abortion access in a post-Roe v. Wade world back in May, and while the bills advanced today don’t come close to realizing his vision, they still represent more progress than seemed likely to happen before the summer recess.
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