TRENTON, NJ – In response to the historic overturning of Roe vs. Wade, New Jersey Acting Attorney General Matt Platkin, an insider in the Phil Murphy political establishment today said he fears abortions will be sent back into the dark shadows.
Platkin predicts abortions will be carried out in back alleys, apartments as women scramble to find ways to abort their babies.
Discounting Governor Murphy’s pro-abortion orders that will most likely make New Jersey an abortion safe haven, Platkin launched a partisan attack against the Supreme Court ruling that will eventually serve to benefit the abortion industry in New Jersey.
“The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs is a devastating setback for women’s rights and the rule of law in our country. For five decades, the Supreme Court has repeatedly recognized the fundamental right to choose whether to terminate a pregnancy,” Platkin said. “Today, however, a bare, right-wing majority casts aside decades of settled law. Their decision is as dangerous as it is wrong. The Court’s legally indefensible ruling will inflict harm on millions who will wake up tomorrow without meaningful access to legal abortion care – inevitably forcing these procedures into the shadows, where they will be unregulated and unsafe.”
Later, Platkin acknowledged that despite his political rhetoric, abortion is still legal in the state of New Jersey.
Platkin said New Jersey will lead the fight in the ability for a woman to kill her unborn child at any time during pregnancy.
“But make no mistake: Abortion still remains legal in New Jersey. The Freedom of Reproductive Choice Act, signed into law by Governor Murphy earlier this year, protects the right to choose to terminate a pregnancy in New Jersey. That remains just as true now as it did before the Supreme Court’s decision,” he added. “Today is a dark day for our country. But the fight to protect abortion rights is far from over, and New Jersey stands ready to lead the fight. We will continue to use every available resource to protect access to abortion care for New Jersey residents and others who seek to obtain care in this State.”