New Jersey wants to let midwives perform abortions to meet rising demand

New Jersey is mulling over a plan to allow midwives to perform abortions to meet the rising demand for abortion care. 

If successful, it would make New Jersey one of about ten states that allow certified midwives or nurse-midwives to perform abortions. Several states with stronger restrictions require the procedure to be performed by a physician, a policy that New Jersey did away with in 2021, according to the New Jersey Monitor.  

The potential new rule, proposed by the state’s Board of Medical Examiners, would allow midwives to perform surgical abortions through the 14th week of gestation, the Monitor reported….” 

By Molly
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