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Vote No on S3452/A4061, New Jersey Bill to Mandate Free Abortions in New Jersey Health Insurance Plans

by | Jun 18, 2024

By Marie Tasy, Executive Director, New Jersey Right to Life

On Monday legislation was introduced to further expand New Jersey’s extreme abortion laws.

Please read about this latest move by pro-abortion  legislators and take action HERE.

Thank you,
Marie Tasy

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Please Take Action immediately to Oppose this legislation.  Call and email your State Senator and two Assembly members to Vote No on this legislation.  

Governor Murphy and Abortion groups have been pushing to pass this bill before summer.   Please pass this alert on to friends and family and urge them to contact their State Senator and two Assembly members immediately to Vote No on S3452/A4061.

Bill S3452/A4601 was introduced on June 17, 2024.   The sponsors of S3452 are Senator Teresa Ruiz (D-29) and Senate President Nicholas Scutari (D-22).

The sponsor of A4601 is Shanique Speight (D-29).

As we have experienced with all pro-abortion legislation that the Democratic leadership has pushed, New Jersey Citizens will once again be deprived of their right to be informed and adequately express their views on this legislation.   That is because the sponsors know it is unpopular and want to pass it post-haste.  They intend to schedule it for a hearing and pass it within the next two weeks.

You can read their Press Release HERE.

Pro-Abortion Groups are calling this legislation the Reproductive Equity Act.

The bill will do the following:

  • Provide “Free” abortions on demand up until the moment of birth, even if both mother and child are healthy.   These abortions will be mandated in all health insurance plans with no co-pays, no deductibles, no co-insurance.  This will increase premiums in all health insurance plans and make taxpayers complicit in the performance of, and funding for, all abortions that take place in our state.  The legislation includes a very narrow religious employer exclusion which only applies to churches or religious orders organized as non-profits.  These entities may request an exclusion to cover abortion if the coverage conflicts with their bona fide religious beliefs and practices but will be allowed if the abortion is necessary to save the life or health of the covered person.


It is important to note, however, that this exclusion will not apply to other non-profit religious employers or privately held for-profit businesses whose owners have religious objections to covering abortion in their health insurance plans.  

  • Mandate in law the new, unsafe rules adopted by the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners that advanced practice nurses, certified nurse midwives and certified midwives can perform abortions in the first trimester as well as provide medication abortion.  It will also mandate in law that physician assistants can provide medication abortion and counseling.

 

  • Mandate in law that a physician or other health care providers (includes nurses, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, midwives, advanced practice nurse, physician assistants) acting within their scope of practice shall be authorized to provide and assist in abortion services in this state.  This specifically invalidates NJ’s 1974 Conscience Clause law for health care providers.

 

  •  Prevent insurers from taking any adverse or disciplinary action against providers in New Jersey (which now include nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, advance practice nurses and physician assistants) for performing or assisting with an abortion or gender-affirming health care services on a patient who travels from another state if that state has laws contrary to New Jersey’s.

 

  • Clarifies that abortions for medicaid patients will be provided for any reason.
Categories: State Legislation