Assemblywoman Mila Jasey, sponsor of New Jersey’s Freedom of Reproductive Choice Act, issued the following statement on the Supreme Court draft opinion shared by media last night that would overturn the landmark case Roe v. Wade:
“It is devastating to see the Supreme Court headed in this direction. Thankfully, here in New Jersey, we took a preemptive step to codify women’s reproductive health rights into State law with the signing of the Freedom of Reproductive Choice Act earlier this year. Regardless of what happens at the federal level, New Jersey will remain a place where all women are able to exercise their reproductive rights and make important and highly personal family planning decisions freely.
“I am proud to have sponsored legislation that protects the freedom of choice and access to contraceptives for women in New Jersey, but the fact that we are still having this conversation in 2022 is an affront to all women.
“A woman’s right to make personal health choices should be non-negotiable. The Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade over 50 years ago ensured that for all women. The thought that women throughout the country will lose a fundamental right under this new opinion is catastrophic.”