TRENTON – State officers have organized what they’re calling a Reproductive Rights Strike Force, meant to make sure abortion entry isn’t infringed in New Jersey.
The overturning of Roe v. Wade didn’t change the supply of abortion in New Jersey, the place it continues below state regulation. Plus, new legal guidelines have been enacted final week to make sure that folks don’t face felony or civil legal responsibility in different states if girls journey to New Jersey to finish their pregnancies.
“The strike force we are creating today will ensure that these laws are enforced to the full extent possible, and that we use every available resource to protect access to abortion care in New Jersey,” mentioned performing Attorney General Matthew Platkin.
The strike pressure introduced Monday features a half-dozen divisions and places of work within the state Department of Law and Public Safety, together with the Division of Law, Division of Criminal Justice, Division of Consumer Affairs, Division on Civil Rights, New Jersey State Police and Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor.
The group will coordinate enforcement actions throughout the division, provoke civil and felony enforcement actions and develop different initiatives to guard entry to reproductive well being care and abortion providers.
“A woman’s right to choose what happens to her own body is a fundamental measure of freedom in a society and it must be protected if we are to uphold the founding principles that all Americans are entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” mentioned Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver, who’s at the moment the performing governor.
Among the duties that would fall to the strike pressure:
- Hold accountable people who threaten or intimidate sufferers or suppliers at clinics that present reproductive well being care and anybody who violates affected person confidentiality
- Help safe the personal information of sufferers and suppliers
- Limit the sharing of private health-related information with third events
Michael Symons is the Statehouse bureau chief for New Jersey 101.5. You can attain him at email@example.com
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