New Jersey has set aside $15 million for the renovation of abortion clinics, a decision that is guaranteed to garner a lot of attention.
The $15 million will be distributed to hospitals and clinics that offer abortion services as grants and loans with 0% interest.
Governor Phil Murphy claims that the funding will help with facility renovations and heightened security.
The Supreme Court decided that abortions are constitutionally protected in 1973. The Supreme Court decided in that decision that states could not restrict access to abortion before viability, which the court considered to be between 24 and 28 weeks into a pregnancy.
Roe v. Wade came to be the name of the case. Under the alias “Jane Roe,” a lady filed a lawsuit against Henry Wade, who was Texas’s district attorney at the time. The state’s power to outlaw abortion, barring situations in which the mother’s life is in danger, was contested in the case.
In Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in 2022. The Supreme Court reversed the earlier decision this time. In essence, this granted each state the freedom to enact its own laws.
New Jersey has started providing funds to ensure improvements and security at facilities in the state as states debate how to address the issue of abortion.
In the form of interest-free loans, New Jersey has already given $6 million to a variety of groups. The state intends to authorise more loans as well as grants for greater security.