State Senate Republicans despatched a letter Thursday to Gov. Phil Murphy, urgent him to finish vaccination and testing mandates for sure employees, together with well being care employees, academics and corrections officers. Sen. Holly Schepisi (R-Bergen) discusses the reasoning behind the letter. Schepisi, self-described as pro-choice inside purpose, additionally discusses the leaked draft opinion exhibiting the Supreme Court poised to strike down Roe v. Wade, the choice that offers a constitutional proper to abortion within the U.S.

“I’m concerned — not about places like New Jersey — about the implications for women in other states, particularly those that may not have the means to travel and to get access, just for women’s health care in general. Depending on what policies get pushed forward in other states, could that potentially endanger a woman’s life?,” Schepisi mentioned. As an lawyer, she mentioned, she additionally has “really grave concerns about the leaking of a first-draft Supreme Court opinion and the implications for the court moving forward. It sets a very dangerous precedent for anybody who disagrees with maybe something their employer is doing at a court and whether or not this becomes a new tactic to try to force different decisions.”