The Freedom of Reproductive Choice Act codifies the right to abortion and expands contraception coverage under private insurance and Medicaid.READ MORE: Remembering NYPD Officer Jason Rivera: Wake Held For 22-Year-Old Killed In Line Of Duty In Harlem
This comes as the governor anticipates possible changes to the Roe v. Wade ruling during a Supreme Court hearing later this year.READ MORE: Health Officials Tracking New 'Stealth' Omicron Variant Spreading In Europe, Detected In US
“Regardless of whether or not the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, New Jersey’s position in support of the right to reproductive autonomy will remain clear and unchanged,” Murphy said. “The cost of reproductive health services is no longer a barrier for those who need them.”MORE NEWS: The Squeeze: Fed Set To Raise Interest Rates In March
The bill leaves out a requirement for insurance coverage of abortion.