A New Jersey pro-life group is questioning their Democratic governor's plans for extreme pro-abortion legislation, saying it is "sure to appease the abortion industry."
Last year, New York passed a radical abortion law that allows abortions up to birth and imposes no restrictions on clinics, nurses, and midwives to terminate preborn children. In neighboring New Jersey, Marie Tasy of New Jersey Right to Life tells OneNewsNow that Governor Phil Murphy this week announced he will run for re-election.
"And the next day he announced the introduction of legislation – which has obviously been written by Planned Parenthood and pro-abortion legislators – that appears to be similar to the one signed into law by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in 2019," she informs.
According to Tasy, the pro-abortion measure – labeled as the Reproductive Freedom Act – is designed to go into effect if and when the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.
In announcing the legislation, Governor Murphy it "will remove barriers to reproductive health, as well as expand access to contraception while reaffirming choice." Media reports, however, indicate it will allow the state to go even further than allowed by the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark 1973 decision.
"This is a raw abuse of power by our governor and our legislature who control all three branches of government," Tasy describes, "and [they] basically are taking the question of whether Roe v. Wade is ever overturned out of the hands of New Jersey voters, preventing the opportunity for [them] and future legislators to have a say in this matter."
Tasy argues that the governor and state Democrats are acting in an "autocratic manner" – and contends they won't put the question on a future ballot because if voters are educated on the matter, they are less likely to support it.