New Jersey advances plan to allow midwives to perform early abortions

BY: - September 23, 2023

The state is now accepting public comment on its plan to allow the state's 450 midwives perform abortions in an effort to expand access.

Lawsuit can proceed against New Jersey prison guards accused of refusing disabled man’s needs

BY: - September 19, 2023

Prison staff showed "deliberate indifference" in refusing to give a disabled incarcerated man his cane for 10 days, a judge said.

New Jersey’s abortion coverage mandate takes effect for large employer plans

BY: - September 18, 2023

As of Monday, state law requires health plans at employers with more than 50 workers to include coverage for abortion.

Striking New Jersey nurses return to the bargaining table, six weeks into walkout

BY: - September 14, 2023

About 1,700 nurses walked off the job six weeks ago in a dispute over their demands for a lower nurse-patient ratio. Talks resumed Thursday.

A men’s movement takes reins in a nationwide quest to end abortion

BY: - September 13, 2023

A male-dominated network of militants, academics, attorneys, judges and activists lead the drive to restrict and remove reproductive rights.

Drug decriminalization stumbled in Oregon. Other states are taking note.

BY: - September 12, 2023

Many recovery specialists say reverting to a punitive system to treat addiction won’t get people sober or keep users from overdosing.

Feds declare care at state-run veterans’ homes constitutionally deficient

BY: and - September 7, 2023

Three years after COVID-19 killed more than 200 residents at two state-run veterans' homes, the feds blast the state for persisting problems.

Death rates for people under 40 have skyrocketed. Blame fentanyl.

BY: - September 5, 2023

Accidental overdose became the No. 1 cause of death in 13 states for people under 40; it’s now the top cause in 37 states.

Nurses striking for ‘safe staffing’ vow to keep up the fight

BY: - September 1, 2023

About 1,700 nurses at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick have been striking since Aug. 4. No end is in sight.

Public school bathrooms will have free menstrual products under new law

BY: - August 23, 2023

Under a new law, New Jersey public school districts with girls in grades 6 to 12 must stock bathrooms with free menstrual hygiene products.

Sen. Bernie Sanders throws support behind striking New Jersey nurses

BY: - August 22, 2023

The nurses’ demands include higher pay, improved nurse-to-patient ratios, retirement medical benefits, and a cap on insurance costs.

Governor Murphy signs law expanding involuntary commitment despite calls for a veto

BY: - August 16, 2023

Critics warn a new law expanding involuntary commitment could trample civil rights and worsen racial disparities. Court approval is required.