Political Info and Laws in Brief
- Governor Chris Christie (R) is anti-choice.
- The New Jersey Assembly is pro-choice.
- The New Jersey Senate is pro-choice.
New Jersey has an unconstitutional and unenforceable criminal ban on abortion.
Refusal to Provide Medical Services
New Jersey allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women specific reproductive-health services, information, or referrals.
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.
Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP)
New Jersey law subjects abortion providers to burdensome restrictions not applied to other medical professionals.
New Jersey law improves women's access to emergency contraception (EC).
Guaranteed Access to Prescriptions
New Jersey guarantees that women's birth-control prescriptions will be filled.
Insurance Coverage for Contraception
New Jersey law requires health-insurance plans that cover prescription medication to provide the same coverage for contraception.
Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion
New Jersey provides low-income women access to abortion.
State Constitutional Protection
New Jersey's constitution provides greater protection for a woman's right to choose than the U.S. Constitution.