New Jersey is the most densely populated state and one of the most diverse states in the nation. Here, people of different cultures and backgrounds can at times land on different sides of the intense policy debates that our state is facing. However, I believe there is one thing we can agree on: the priorities of Governor Murphy are misplaced.
This week, he launched his first reelection campaign ad. His vision is to “move New Jersey forward.” Sounds catchy – something you would expect from high paid consultants tasked to poll slogans that resonate with targeted demographics and financial donors. This ad was his opportunity to put forward his platform to convince voters he is the best choice for the future of New Jersey.
What are his priorities in a second term?
- Increase school funding. Our state already has the fourth-highest cost-per-student of the 50 states and Washington, DC. Is this about funding students or rewarding teacher unions for their unwavering political allegiance?
- Increase the minimum wage. By the year 2024, New Jersey will tie as the #1 state in the nation for the highest minimum wage. Do we need to cripple more small businesses just to keep up with California? The CATO Institute presently ranks NJ as the second worst state in the nation for entrepreneurs.
- Increase the number of abortions. Seriously, Gov. Murphy’s vision for the future of New Jersey is to make sure we have more abortions in our state. The so-called Reproductive Freedom Act is a feature in his “move New Jersey forward” campaign ad, mentioned under the guise of “protecting reproductive rights.” According to Abort73.com, our state already ranks #2 among the 50 states and Washington, DC for the percentage of pregnancies that end in abortion. It seems Governor Murphy will not be satisfied until we are #1.
Governor Murphy is even weaponizing his Department of Education to make sure New Jersey remains abortion destination #1. The new revised learning standards you have heard me mention repeatedly also change the way abortion is taught in Health Class. NorthJersey.com covered this controversial abortion language change in an article last year:
|Board member Andrew Mulvihill pointed to a change in language around abortion. Previous standards mentioned legal rights of abortion; the new standards cite it as an option for pregnancy.
“I don’t think teachers should be telling kids that one of the things you can do if you get pregnant is to have an abortion,” Mulvihill said at a May 3 meeting when the resolution was adopted. “There are a lot of people who fundamentally believe that is not something that should be taught.”
Please know that Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey, and a coalition of pro-life organizations in our state, meet every week as we work to save babies from this dangerous agenda.
Protecting your family,