New Jersey

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New Jersey

Enacted legislation:

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Pending legislation:

In January 2018, New Jersey Assemblyman Ronald Dancer (R-012) introduced legislation to ban abortions after 20 weeks post-fertilization. The bill, A 1686, contains exceptions for medical emergencies and rape, but does not create exceptions for mental health or fetal abnormalities. A companion bill, S 537, was introduced in the Senate by state Senator Steven Oroho (R-024). To view the latest House bill status, click here, and for the latest Senate bill status, click here.

New Jersey Senator Anthony Bucco introduced another bill, S 1118, to ban abortions at viability, which the physician must test for at 20 weeks dating from the woman’s last menstrual period. If the physician concludes that the fetus is viable at this point, abortion is banned; otherwise, abortion is permitted until 24 weeks. This bill contains narrow exceptions for medical emergencies and a second physician’s opinion is required to determine that there is an exception. In this case, this bill requires that abortions after viability be performed at a hospital. To view the latest bill status, click here.

 

Restrictions: None specifically relevant to later abortion