Speaker Coughlin Statement on Leaked Supreme Court Roe v. Wade Opinion

Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin (D-Middlesex) issued the following statement in response to the leaked SCOTUS opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade:

“I was disturbed to learn last night that the Supreme Court is prepared to take the unconscionable step of overturning a woman’s right to choose, which has stood for nearly 50 years. Such a decision would have a profoundly adverse effect on women across the nation. I remain committed to protecting access, which is why we acted to codify the right to reproductive freedom in New Jersey. As a Legislature, we will keep working to maintain confidence in a woman’s right to safe and accessible reproductive healthcare.”