In a significant victory for reproductive rights, New Jersey’s Democratic General Assembly voted on Thursday to restore the $7.5 million that was cut from New Jersey’s Planned Parenthood and other family planning clinics by former Republican Gov. Chris Christie—cuts that forced 10 percent of Planned Parenthood facilities in the state to close.

As The Hill notes, “Christie cut the funds shortly after taking office in 2010, saying the state could not afford the services. However, when running for president, Christie said he cut the funds to Planned Parenthood and other clinics because he’s ‘pro-life.'”

The New Jersey State Senate passed the bill (pdf) to reverse Christie’s cuts earlier this month. Christie’s successor, Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy is expected to sign the legislation into law as early as next week.

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