New Jersey Senator Says State Abortion Laws Must be Based on Science, Bipartisan

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FILE PHOTO: Anti-abortion activists march with banner thanking President Trump during the 47th annual March for Life in Washington

TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey Senate Republican Leader Steven Oroho today said that as the abortion decision-making has been turned back to the states, New Jersey must proceed cautiously and in a bi-partisan manner to craft legislation regulating abortions in the Garden State.

Oroho warned against Governor Phil Murphy and Democrats using the opportunity to create an abortion free for all with a political agenda driving the future.

“The United States Supreme Court has reversed the flawed logic of Roe v. Wade and reasserted the democratic principle that elected state legislatures and the communities they represent should have the opportunity to make their own decisions on abortion without the mandates of an overbearing unelected federal judiciary,” said Senate Republican Leader Steven Oroho (R-24). “I believe in the sanctity of life. I also believe in medical science. Looking at the laws governing abortion in New Jersey, I believe we should follow the most up-to-date science when determining viability and legislate accordingly. I call on my colleagues from both parties to begin a bipartisan discussion on reforming New Jersey’s laws.”

Governor Phil Murphy has announced his desire to go full-tilt on abortions, making New Jersey an abortion destination, but many members of his own party even think he’s going too far.

“The United States Supreme Court clarified, in no uncertain terms, that they do not value the women in our country or their ability to make their own decisions about their bodies,” Murphy said. “Where we can, we will act to protect the rights and privacy of any woman who comes to New Jersey from states in which their rights are now eviscerated if not entirely erased.”