Governor Murphy appears to be implementing much of this bill step by step through
Executive Orders because the legislature has been reluctant to pass it.
On July 11, 2022, Governor Murphy instructed his Acting Attorney General to launch a Strike Force to protect abortion clinics.
The Strike Force will include representatives from the Division of Law, Criminal Justice,
Consumer Affairs, Civil Rights, State Police and Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor. Read the article
Bill A4350/S2918 was written by Planned Parenthood and Governor Murphy. It was introduced on 6/20/22.
This legislation is all part of larger plan to make NJ a sanctuary state for abortion.
The bill expands on components of the Abortion bill Murphy signed on January 13, 2022 (S49/A6260)
and two bills he signed on July 1, 2022 (A3974/A2642 and A3975/S2633) which pro-abortion
supporters say makes New Jersey a Safe Haven for Abortion.
The bill description for A4350/S2918 says the following:
Stengthens access to "reproductive health care"; appropriates $20 million.
The current primary legislative sponsors are Assemblywoman Mila Jasey (D-27),
Assemblywoman Shanique Speight (D-29), Assemblywoman Sadaf Jaffer (D-16),
The current co-sponsors are Assemblywoman Angela McKnight (D-31) and Assemblyman Raj Mukherji (D-33),
Annette Chaparro (D-33), Sterley Stanley (D-18), Britnee Timberlake (D-34), Anthony Verrelli (D-15),Clinton Calabrese (D-36)
and Ellen Park (D-37). The identical Senate bill, S2918, was introduced by Senator Teresa Ruiz (D-29) and Senator Vin Gopal (D-11)
on 6/23/22 who are prime sponsors. Senator Brian Stack (D-33) and Senator Nia Gill (D-34) are co-sponsors.
A4350/S2918 will include, but is not limited to:
$ 5M to Expand training in abortion to increase the number of racial and ethnically diverse abortion providers.
$ 5M Grants to provide security personnel and law enforcement personnel at facilities providing abortions.
$10 M to provide "free" taxpayer-funded abortions for residents and non-residents who don't have insurance.