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New Jersey Abortion Laws

The U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion in the landmark 1973 case Roe v. Wade, but access to abortion was left primarily to the states. Some states have moved to regulate abortion to the point that it's very difficult for women to access the procedure, but New Jersey has only minimal regulations for abortion providers and patients. The requires all abortions to be provided by licensed physicians, but lacks waiting periods or consent requirements.

Learn more about New Jersey abortion laws with the following chart and links. See FindLaw's Reproductive Rights section for additional articles and resources.

Code Section (Abortion) repealed effective September 1, 1979. No replacement statute enacted (2A:65A6)
Statutory Definition of Illegal Abortion Partial birth abortion prohibited unless necessary to save life of mother (found unconstitutional 41 F. Supp. 2d 478. aff'd 220 F3d 127 (2000))
Statutory Definition of Legal Abortion -
Penalty for Unlawful Abortion -
Consent Requirements -
Residency Requirements for Patients -
Physician Licensing Requirements -

Note: State laws are constantly changing -- contact a New Jersey constitutional attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.

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