Earlier today, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Louisiana’s that required doctors at clinics that perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. In response to the ruling, New Jersey Policy Perspective (NJPP) releases the following statement.
Sheila Reynertson, Senior Policy Analyst, NJPP:
“With this Supreme Court decision, the law of the land is upheld: Residents of the United States have the right to make their own medical decisions free from bogus regulations that only serve to restrict access to health care. Comprehensive and accessible reproductive health care is critical to reducing poverty and advancing racial justice. As a leader on this issue, New Jersey must build upon its strong track record by removing the remaining health care barriers so all residents can decide what’s best for them and their families
“In his State of the State address early this year, Governor Murphy has pledged to enshrine the right to abortion access and reproductive health care in state law. This proposal has yet to advance through the Legislature.
“New Jersey must step up and show that we won’t back down in the face of ongoing attacks on abortion care. Everyone should be guaranteed equitable access to care regardless of a person’s income, ZIP code, age, race, or immigration status. When everyone can make decisions that are best for their own lives, families thrive, communities become healthier, and the Garden State grows stronger.”
New Jersey Policy Perspective (NJPP) is a nonpartisan think tank that drives policy change to advance economic, social, and racial justice through evidence-based, independent research, analysis, and advocacy.
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