This is an urgent request for you to take action by noon this Thursday.
The New Jersey State Senate will vote this Thursday on a bill (S3804) to force New Jersey churches to fund abortion-inducing drugs.
This governmental overreach is a clear violation of religious liberty. If this bill passes, sacrificial tithe dollars received by churches for the work of the ministry will now be repurposed to fund abortion-inducing drugs. This clear disregard for the conscience rights of Christians who love and value life at all stages of development must be stopped.
This bill requires churches to pay for contraceptives and abortifacients in their insurance plans. The latter are drugs that are taken post-conception to terminate the life of the child at the earliest days of pregnancy. Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey® has met with the primary sponsors, Senators Teresa Ruiz (D) and Nellie Pou (D) to discuss our concerns and objection to this legislation. Their decision to remove the religious exemption for churches and Christian and Catholic schools must be stopped.
The previous administrations of Democrat Gov. Jon Corzine and Republican Gov. Chris Christie have upheld this religious exemption. Gov. Phil Murphy has instructed Senate leadership to remove the religious exemption to mirror the federal Affordable Care Act, despite the Supreme Court’s ruling that such a removal is unconstitutional.
Please send your state senator a message with just a click on our Action Center. Your action is needed to urge them to vote NO on S3804 unless they retain the religious exemption.
After contacting them through our Action Center, you’ll receive a confirmation message with your senator’s phone number. Please call their office and tell their staff you oppose S3804 because it removes the religious exemption for churches. Doing both will make a major difference!
Finally, please share this with friends, family and church members while we still have a chance to prevent tithe dollars from funding abortion-inducing drugs!
Director of Advocacy
Director of Alliances, Family Policy Alliance
Founder & Past President, New Jersey Family Policy Council