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New Jersey Gov. proposes changes that would make abortion more dangerous for women

by | Jan 5, 2021

By Dave Andrusko

As is the case seemingly with all pro-abortion Democrat governors, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, in tandem with Attorney General Gurbir Grewal , are proposing changes that make abortion not only even more accessible but more dangerous to women. These are proposed under the cover that the Supreme Court may reverse Roe v. Wade which would mean that each state could enact whatever abortion law it wishes.

The innocuous headline to Susan K. Livio’s story is “Access to abortion in N.J. would widen under proposed rules endorsed by Murphy.” Livio writes

Under current rules, only doctors can perform abortions. And if they occur after 14 weeks, they must be performed in a hospital, or an ambulatory surgery center “that has in place a credentialing process to evaluate the physician’s training and experience,” according to the text of the regulations.

If the new rules are approved, the state would allow advance practice nurses, physician assistants, certified nurse midwives and certified midwives to perform surgical or suction abortions. These procedures, also known as an aspiration abortion, are the most commonly used technique to end a pregnancy in the first trimester.

The new rules also would define “early aspiration abortion” as a “minor procedure,” that does not involve the use of anesthesia services, and can be done in a medical office.

This accomplishes multiple pro-abortion goals. For example, it reiterates the mantra that abortion is safe, safe, and even more safe—that performing abortion can be done by a range of non-physicians.

The change would also reduce early aspirations abortions to nothing more than a “minor procedure.” 

But the changes would affect not only the performance of first-trimester abortions.

Second trimester abortions would no longer have to be performed in a hospital setting, or an ambulatory surgical center,  where whomever performs the abortion must have gone through a “credentialing process to evaluate the physician’s training and experience.”

How this could possibly be “safer” for women is just assumed.

According to Livio, “The rule-making process requires the state to advertise a 60-day comment period, during which opponents and supporters could submit written statements.”

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