New Jersey officials to unveil legislation that would codify Roe v. Wade into state law
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) on Friday will unveil legislation aimed at codifying the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion into state law.
Murphy told NPR in an interview Thursday that the decision to put the legislation together with other state officials and reproductive rights advocates was influenced by President Trump’s Supreme Court nomination of conservative Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who many anti-abortion GOP members hope will help bring an overturn of Roe v. Wade.
"I hope to God that doesn't happen, but we don't want to...