(TRENTON) – Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-Middlesex) on Wednesday released the following statement after Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation (A-1656 and A-2134) that passed the Assembly on Feb. 15 to fund women’s health care in New Jersey:
“I made restoring funding for women’s health care a top priority because we always stand strong for working families. I congratulate all the Assembly sponsors who have persevered toward finally getting this done. Their hard work has paid off for the benefit of everyone. I was excited to advance these bills, and even more excited to see them become law.
“Ensuring access to quality health care for women and their families is compassionate, but also smart. A healthier New Jersey is a more affordable New Jersey, and that concept is more important now than ever before. The health care of women and children has been put at risk across the county, but in New Jersey we’ve made clear that access to healthcare is a right, not a privilege.
“It’s a new and better day for New Jersey women and their families. I look forward to the benefits of these new laws paying off for years – and generations – to come.”