from Marie Tasy, Executive Director
New Jersey Right to Life
If you live in New Jersey, below are some updates which may be of interest to you.
Assemblyman Ronald Dancer (R-12) has introduced A3452, the NJ Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The co-prime sponsors are Assemblywoman Gail Phoebus (R-24) and Assemblyman Robert Auth (R-39).
If you wish to thank these legislators, you can do so by sending an email to them at their email addresses:
We are in the process of getting more Assembly sponsors and getting a Senator to sponsor the Senate companion bill. The bill is modeled after H.R. 36, the Federal Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives last May. This bill is part of the 2020 Project which seeks to pass this legislation in NJ by the year 2020. Please visit the website, www.likeuandme.com for more information and to find how you can get involved to help us reach this important goal.
The Leadership Team of the 2020 Project is sponsoring a Student Video Contest for students 18 and older. The flyer can be downloaded at this link.
Please pass this on to students 18 years of age and older and note the deadline date of May 13, 2016.
Yesterday, the Assembly Human Services Committee and the Senate Health Committee scheduled the above resolution for Committee hearings. The word, "Celebrate" was deleted from the Resolution by the Assembly Sponsor, Asw. Valerie Vanieri-Huttle, after several of us testified against the bill and pointed out how insensitive and wrong-headed this resolution truly was. I wish to especially thank Darlene and Ethel, two post-abortive women who took time out of their busy day to come down to Trenton and testify about the harm caused to them by the Roe v. Wade decision. They implored the Committees not to pass the Resolution. Also testifying against the bill were myself, Rev. Clenard Childress and John Tomicki. Everyone's testimony was very powerful.
Although we urged the members of the committee to reject the resolution, it passed in the Assembly Human Services Committee by a vote of 4-2, with two Republican Assembly members voting No. We thank Asw. Gail Phoebus (R-24) and Asm. Joseph Howarth (R-8) for speaking out against this resolution during the hearing and voting no. It also passed in the Senate Health Committee with 6 members voting Yes and 3 abstaining and 1 absent. The three that abstained were Senator Fred Madden (D-4), Senator Dawn Addiego (R-8), and Senator Robert Singer (R-30). Senator Diane Allen (R-7) was absent and did not vote.
Use this link to Assemblywoman Gail Phoebus's Press Release on the Resolution.
This bill could come up for a vote as early as Monday, March 14 in both the Assembly and the Senate. Please call and email your Two Assembly members and State Senator now and urge them to Vote no on ACR119/SCR78. You can find contact info of your legislators by visiting our website at using this link and clicking on the heading that says, "Legislation." Once the page opens, type in your nine digit zip code, then scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page to find your State Senator and two Assembly members. (Remember, these are your State Legislators, not your Federal Legislators).
If you haven't done so already, there is still time to register for our Banquet Dinner on Friday, April 29, 2016.
Please meet and join hundreds of pro-life citizens and become part of this exciting evening. Please go to our website using this link to download a Registration form or call our office at 732 562 0562 to register. Please don't miss this event!
If you would like to attend Issue Advocacy Days down at the State House in Trenton, please email me your name, contact information and any particular experiences that may be particularly helpful on pro-life issues. My e-mail address is email@example.com