"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...."
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) joined Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and U.S. Representative Kim Schrier, MD (D-Wash.-08) in reintroducing legislation to protect medical providers in states like New Jersey – where abortion care remains legal – from Republicans’ attempts to restrict their practice and create uncertainty about their legal liability.