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NEWARK, Feb 3 (LSN)—Abortionists and pro-abortion activists were outraged at a proposed law in New Jersey which would require mothers seeking to kill their children by abortion to meet with the physician at least 24 hours in advance. Those who introduced the proposal last week said that the waiting period would encourage women to think about the procedure and consider other options.  Leaders of both parties in the New Jersey Assembly are sponsoring the legislation, which even has the support of pro-abortion Governor Christine Whitman. Senate leaders have also suggested that they would support the bill.  The addition of New Jersey will bring to twenty the number of states which have a mandatory waiting period for abortions. Pro-lifers note the irony of how Governor Whitman’s extremism in vetoing a recent state ban on partial-birth abortion actually inspired efforts to restrict abortion by other means. Senator Gerald Cardinale, a Republican from Bergen County, said last week that he was planning legislation to require women younger than 19 to get parental consent before aborting their children.