from Marie Tasy, Executive Director
New Jersey Right to Life
Planned Parenthood and their pro-abortion friends in the NJ Legislature are at it again.
They are pressuring legislators to pass legislation that will force you, the taxpayer, to used your hard earned money to fund their abortion business. It is imperative that you take action today on the bills below, two of which have been scheduled for a vote this Monday, June 19th!
Planned Parenthood is claiming that STDs went up in NJ and cases of breast and cervical cancer went up as well since their funding has been cut. They are using this as a reason that they should be funded.
I attended two Budget Committee hearings this spring where the NJ Commissioner of Health testified both times that STDS have gone up nationally and that although NJ's has gone up in recent years as has the national rate, it has one of the lowest increases in the nation.
In addition, the Director of Planned Parenthood, Casey Olesko was quoted in a recent South Jersey news article admitting that there is "no causal link" between the spike in diseases and the closing of health centers in the state," yet she and her minions continue to make these unfounded claims. Planned Parenthood does not do mammograms, a fact they had to admit after being exposed for lying about it, but they continue to try to confuse people into believing that they do.
They are also using a biased poll just released from Rutgers Eagleton and the Health Care Quality Institute which they said shows 78% of NJ voters Planned Parenthood and state funding of them.
The poll used something called a "List2" for the poll. The methodology included texting people whose cell phones "List2" presumable had and directing them to the poll on-line, which certainly does not seem at all independent.
The truth of the matter is that Planned Parenthood has proved time and time again they are a shameless organization that will do anything to protect their bottom line.
The following two bills were introduced just last week and were immediately sent to the full Senate where they are listed for a full vote on Monday, June 19, 2017. Please take action today!
S3302 - Provides a supplemental appropriation of $7.453 to Planned Parenthood for "family planning services" for the 2018 Budget year.
S3248 - Provides funding to Planned Parenthood for "family planning services' through Medicaid for individuals with incomes up to 200% of the federal poverty level.
IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED: Call and email your State Senator today. This is your State Senator who represents you in Trenton. It is not Senator Menendez or Senator Booker.
Message: Vote No on S3302 and S3248. I am watching how you vote and will remember how you vote on this matter when I go to the polls on November, 7, 2017.
Use this link to find your State Senator
You can also call the Office of Legislative services: 1-800-792-8630 during regular business hours to obtain the names and contact info for your State Senator.
After you take action on the two bills above, please take action on A3492 listed below.
A3492 - PP and Pro-Abortion Legislators are pushing for an override of Governor Christie's veto of this bill which would provide a supplemental appropriation of $.7.453M to their coffers for "family planning services" for the 2017 Budget year.
ACTION NEEDED: Call and Email your two Assembly members and State Senator.
Message: Vote No to override Governor Christie's veto of A3492. I am watching how you vote and will remember how you vote on this matter when I go to the polls on November, 7, 2017.
Here is a link to find your three State Legislators
You can also call the Office of Legislative services: 1-800-792-8630 during regular business hours to obtain the names and contact info for your three legislators.