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In New Jersey

After Roe in New Jersey abortion will still be legal in most circumstances. Connect with your local family policy council to stay up-to-date on the pro-life movement in your state—now and after Roe. Then, keep reading to find out more about what abortion law would be in your state after Roe.

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MORE ABOUT YOUR STATE’S ABORTION LAWS

Below, we’ve summarized what abortion laws would be in your state after Roe.


The Big Question

After Roe, will my state ban nearly all abortions or allow nearly all abortions?

New Jersey will still allow nearly all abortions after Roe is overturned. Read about the legal restrictions on abortions that New Jersey has below.

Abortion Limits, Exceptions and Enforcement

Limitations on abortions

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If my state won’t ban all abortions, what are the limits to abortion?

New Jersey has no legal restrictions on abortion.


Exceptions to any limitations

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Are there any exceptions to those limitations placed on abortion?

The partial-birth ban does not apply when abortion is necessary to save the life of a mother whose life is endangered by a physical disorder, illness or injury. N.J. Stat. Ann. §§ 2A:65A-6.


Penalties for performing an illegal abortion

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What are the penalties to abortion providers for committing an illegal abortion (one of the forms of abortion that my state has limited under the law)?

Physicians who perform a partial-birth abortion are subject to loss of license and fines. N.J. Stat. Ann. §§ 2A:65A-6.


Enforcement

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When abortion laws are violated, who can file a lawsuit to enforce their rights and the law?

The law provides no cause of action.


Special standards of care

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Does my state impose a special medical standard of care on abortion providers?

No.


Protecting Fundamental Rights

Parents

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Does my state give parents the right to consent for their child to get an abortion?

No.


Medical professionals

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Does my state have conscience protections for medical professionals who do not want to participate in abortions?

Yes: New Jersey has conscience protections for individuals (N.J. Stat. Ann. §§ 2A: 65A-1) and hospitals (N.J. Stat. Ann. §§ 2A: 65A-2).


Babies Born Alive

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Are there legal protections for babies born alive following a botched abortion in my state?

No.


Safety & Health of Women

Physician-only requirement

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Does an abortion have to be provided by a licensed physician in my state?

No.


Informed consent

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Does my state’s law require that a woman give informed consent and/or receive counseling prior to allowing an abortion to be performed?

No.


Waiting period

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Does my state place any waiting requirement on abortion so that a mother has more time to decide?

No.


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