Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin (D-Middlesex) issued the following statement Friday in response to SCOTUS publishing its decision to overturn Roe v. Wade:
“First and foremost, we are committed to ensuring that access to reproductive health care services remains legal, safe and accessible here in New Jersey.
“Overturning Roe v. Wade with today’s ruling by the Supreme Court, Trump’s conservative majority has undone decades of advocacy and legal precedent to empower state laws that are already taking their toll on countless women and families. Thankfully, New Jersey proactively codified Roe v. Wade in January.
“Standing by reproductive rights and a woman’s right to make decisions for herself, we will carefully evaluate the Court’s decision and any possible impact on New Jersey. We are nevertheless left appalled by this majority of right-wing extremist Justices and wholeheartedly support a woman’s right to choose.”