New Jersey officials to unveil legislation that would codify Roe v. Wade into state law

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) on Friday will unveil legislation aimed at codifying the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion into state law. 

Murphy told NPR in an interview on Thursday that the decision to put the legislation together with other state officials and reproductive rights advocates was influenced by President TrumpDonald John TrumpPresident Trump, Melania Trump test positive for COVID-19 Trump, first lady to quarantine after top aide tests positive for coronavirus Secret recordings show Melania Trump was frustrated about criticism of Trump 2018 border separation policy: CNN MORE’s Supreme Court nomination of conservative Judge Amy Coney Barrett, whom many anti-abortion GOP members hope will help bring an overturn of Roe v. Wade. 

“I hope to God that doesn’t happen, but we don’t want to take a chance that it could happen,” Murphy told NPR.

In addition to securing the right to abortion under New Jersey

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