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New Jersey’s Murphy Signs Laws to Protect Out-of-State Abortion Patients

  • Bill prevents extradition of individual for getting procedure
  • Swift reaction to US Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision
 New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a pair of bills to bolster abortion rights.

 New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a pair of bills to bolster abortion rights.

Photographer: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images North America

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a pair of bills to bolster abortion rights as about half of US states, empowered a week ago by the nation’s highest court, move to outlaw the procedure.

One law bars New Jersey public agencies from assisting out-of-state criminal investigations of abortion patients. Another prevents the extradition of people who come to New Jersey to get or perform abortions, and who would face prosecution where they live.