Marie Tasy, Executive Director
New Jersey Right to Life
Last evening, our pro-life Governor, Chris Christie, issued absolute vetoes of the following bills:
- S866/A2648, The Gestational Carrier Bill
- A3672/S3103, Makes FY 2015 supplemental appropriation to DOH for $7,453,000 for family planning services
- A4604/S3104, Provides Medicaid coverage for family planning services to individuals with incomes up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level
As you may recall, Governor Christie eliminated funding in the budget for Planned Parenthood when he first became Governor and has vetoed every obsessive attempt by pro-abortion legislators to use taxpayer money to fund them since then.
In vetoing both A3672 and A4604 this evening, the Governor said, ”Unfortunately, accompanying the bipartisan achievement of another balanced budget is another annual ritual of attempting to pass additional unbudgeted spending for selected interests. In what has sadly become a predictable routine, once again, the sponsors of this bill and its companion bill seek to circumvent the budget process and pass legislation that would bestow bonuses to certain family planning clinics and establish a costly new Medicaid program within the Department of Human Services.
Please call and email the Governor to thank him for vetoing these bills.
- Governor Christie: 609 292 6000
- Email the Governor here