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New Jersey

Grade

New Jersey's grade on choice-related laws:

Methodology

Access Fact

48 percent of New Jersey counties have no abortion clinic

Methodology

Source: Guttmacher Institute

Political Info and Laws in Brief

Executives

  • Governor Chris Christie (R) is anti-choice.

Legislature

  • The New Jersey Assembly is pro-choice.
  • The New Jersey Senate is pro-choice.

ANTI-CHOICE LAWS

Abortion Ban

New Jersey has an unconstitutional and unenforceable criminal ban on abortion.
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Refusal to Provide Medical Services

New Jersey allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women specific reproductive-health services, information, or referrals.
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Restrictions on Young Women's Access to Abortion

New Jersey has an unconstitutional and unenforceable law that restricts young women's access to abortion services by mandating parental notice.
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Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP)

New Jersey law subjects abortion providers to burdensome restrictions not applied to other medical professionals.
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PRO-CHOICE LAWS

Contraceptive Equity

New Jersey law requires health-insurance plans that cover prescription medication to provide the same coverage for contraception.
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Emergency Contraception

New Jersey law improves women's access to emergency contraception (EC).
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Guaranteed Access to Prescriptions

New Jersey guarantees that women's birth-control prescriptions will be filled.
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Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion

New Jersey provides low-income women access to abortion.
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State Constitutional Protection

New Jersey's constitution provides greater protection for a woman's right to choose than the U.S. Constitution.
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