The coronavirus disrupted routine legislative activity in Trenton over the past three months.  Though many virus restrictions have now been lifted, the statehouse continues to prohibit visitors and public testimony. The legislature convenes committee hearings on pending bills through Zoom meeting technology. Yet, one thing that has not changed in the policy making process in NJ is the familiar assault on parental rights, particularly in the realm of education and health.

Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey believes parents are the primary educators and caregivers of their children. Though the state has an interest in protecting and tracking the health of students, their recent attempt to approve Assembly Bill 970 out of the Health Committee was troubling.

A970 mandates mental health screenings of all NJ public school students in seventh through twelfth grade without the consent or notification of the student’s parents at all prior to the screening and in only limited circumstances after the screening. A failure to notify and seek the approval of parents for any physical or mental health screening of their child violates parental rights and violates current state education law (N.J. Stat. 18A:36-34). We must not allow state officials to supersede the rights of parents in making decisions regarding the health care of their children.

I contacted the primary sponsor of this bill, Assemblyman Conoway (D), to share our concerns about the absence of parental consent in the proposed law. In response to the concerns of parents across the state new language was proposed that required the school district to obtain a written consent from the parent or guardian at the beginning of the school year prior to any mental health screening. We applaud this improved language. However, during my public testimony, I reminded the legislature that parental rights should not be an afterthought in drafting legislation. Parental rights are constitutionally protected rights! But many of our own state representatives and school staff seemed to have forgotten this.

I was stunned during public testimony when multiple advocacy groups representing principals, administrators, and counselors publicly opposed the addition of language requiring that parents be notified before mental health screenings. These groups insisted that requiring parents to give consent would somehow alter the student’s answers. These education lobbyists advocated for removing you from your child’s healthcare. This is unacceptable.

Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey stood strong and will continue to stand for families and your parental rights. We will not rest until parents regain their God-given rights and responsibilities to raise their children. Would you consider a gift this week to support our efforts in defending the family?

Let’s make NJ better,

Shawn Hyland
Director of Advocacy

There is an explicit assault on your children and grandchildren. The assault is an experiment in social engineering, and not surprisingly, it’s by those opposed to life and family values. They have figured out that if they can shape young minds to their radical agenda, then advancing their agendas becomes much easier when these children grow up. They are looking at the long term, and I am sorry to say, it works.

In this vein, two articles struck me last week. One concerned how Planned Parenthood is making a movie targeted at teens called “Never Rarely Sometimes Always” that talks about how a young unwed pregnant teen gets an abortion behind her parents’ back. I’m sure in their version of the story, everything turns out great. I’m sure there is no regret, guilt, complications, etc, that are often experienced with abortions. This film is rated PG-13.

The other article that caught my attention was targeted at even younger-age children. Not unlike the “Arthur” television serious that ran a pro-LGBTQ episode, which I talked about some time ago, Disney (not surprisingly) is creating a short Pixar film called “Out”. It features a man named Greg who is living with his boyfriend, Manuel. Greg must decide how to “come out” and tell his parents he is gay. This film is in cartoon format and rated PG.

These movies and similar efforts that target our children and grandchildren are about one thing: desensitization. Once our children are desensitized that abortion and an LGBTQ agenda that infringes on religious freedoms of others are “just the way it is’, it will be part of the new normal.

I don’t want that new normal, but rather, the old normal. I want to ensure that the old normal set by our founding fathers is preserved; one where life is cherished and religious liberties are protected. The old normal, where family values that have built this country are honored. One where God and the biblical principles that are the foundation of our country are the guiding light for our society, and not social constructs and the culture of death that has crept into our society.

If you are committed to protecting your children and grandchildren from this encroaching culture, we’d appreciate your financial support. Simply click here and you can donate a tax deductible gift to help us continue our work.

Family Policy Alliance of North Dakota® is entirely funded by your generous donations. Thank you for your sacrificial giving, and please stay healthy and safe through these difficult times our country is facing.

Sincerely,

Mark Jorritsma
President and Executive Director

You’ve probably already heard that Planned Parenthood’s COVID-19 plan has been to ask for donations of masks and gloves, push surgical abortion, and defy state orders to halt nonessential procedures. But what hasn’t gotten as much attention is how Planned Parenthood seized upon the quarantine opportunity to ramp up advertising on “virtual sex education” and “virtual abortion.”

“Virtual sex education” to get around parents

Several years ago, Planned Parenthood launched an interactive app and a chatbot (called Roo) that can interact with children as young as thirteen about birth control and sex. They also use these online tools to engage children on other issues such as gender and relationship concerns. Parents are asking: should a bot really be the one talking to our kids about these important issues?

Roo is introduced as “Roo answers all your awkward questions about sexual health, relationships, growing up, and more. Chatting with Roo is free and private, so go ahead and ask the things you don’t want to ask out loud.” It claims to be the most trusted provider of sex ed. Bustle (a popular young women’s website) claims that Roo is a way for kids to get around abstinence-focused education. A child as young as 13 (or who says she is 13) can use the site. But Planned Parenthood is not just teaching kids the basics about biology, they are pushing a radical sexual agenda that encourages unhealthy exploration in secret.

Planned Parenthood is also working with the World Health Organization to push similar services internationally during the pandemic. Thankfully, President Trump cut funds for the World Health Organization over the next several months. However, Planned Parenthood’s radical sexual agenda is not something that the United States should have ever been funding or should fund in the future.

“Do it yourself abortions” to get around safety regulations

Planned Parenthood announced in April that it was expanding its telehealth offerings into all 50 states and is simultaneously pushing for state and federal governments to ease restrictions on the abortion pill. They are particularly interested in removing safety protocols for women taking the abortion pill.

While telehealth can be a vital life-saving tool when used for the right procedures, abortion is most definitely not one of them. There are significant risk factors for many women when it comes to chemical abortions. Receiving abortion pills through the mail is currently illegal under federal law and is very unwise, medically.

Abortions by pill, or “do it yourself abortions,” leave women to face any complications or even the potential of a failed abortion on their own, without appropriate medical care. Even if women do seek out care after a failed abortion, they are being instructed to tell other medical professionals that they simply had a natural miscarriage. This hides key information that medical professionals may need to help a women and her baby after a failed abortion—and skirts rules for reporting abortion complications in some states.

Planned Parenthood’s ramped up virtual agenda is a convenient way for them to get around even basic regulations at their surgical facilities—and to exclude a child’s parents from some of the most important conversations of her life.

Planned Parenthood is moving full speed ahead to gain access to children in their homes through their devices. But, the Family Policy Alliance team is already working to stop Planned Parenthood’s virtual efforts at both state and federal levels of government and is using the time during the COVID-19 shutdowns to build helpful guides to equip parents to handle these challenges and advocate for their children.

Because our kids deserve better than Planned Parenthood,

Brittany Jones, Esq.
Policy Manager

The LGBT curriculum mandate is still on schedule to be implemented in the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. I want to share with you this dangerous agenda each week by exposing the lesson plans of Garden State Equality. They are using the power of government coercion to force radical sexual and political beliefs onto students.

My forthcoming weekly emails will include images of actual lessons Garden State Equality has developed and are offering to schools. This information will help to explain why these lessons have no place in our public-school classrooms.

Please download and share the weekly resource with parents, educators, legislators, and others.

We believe public schools should be neutral in their presentation of religious beliefs, worldview, and political ideology.

This week’s GSE lesson reveal is on “Access Points to Third Graders”

GSE Curriculum Revealed: Access Points to Third Graders


Click on image above to download a printable version of this week’s resource.

THE LESSON: Lesson Matrix for Further Development of Final Curriculum

GSE specifically targets 8-year-old children with LGBT themed mornings, 9-year-old children with political sexual beliefs and 11-year-old children with transgender literature reading assignments

1) GSE lesson matrix has listed activities in 3rd and 4th grade. This includes “Inclusive Morning Meetings: strategies for Greeting, Sharing, and Group Activities.4th grade Physical Education lessons include “Dancing to be Free:  (LGTB) Black Dancers of the 20th century.” 6th grade Literature assignments include reading the biographical information on “Babs Siperstein” – the first transgender political activist in NJ .

2) GSE curriculum writers specifically emphasize in their comments the lessons must be structured to be “intersectional.” Intersectionality is a political theory that places value on being oppressed. This is the basis of identity politics. This lesson leverages historic injustices towards African Americans as a cover to claim victimhood and oppression by those who identify as gay, lesbian, transgender or other.

3) The state mandated LGBT curriculum law requires the teaching of “contributions” of LGBT identifying individuals in middle school and above. Third and Fourth grade are considered elementary level grades.

 

THE PROBLEM: Sexual Propaganda Pushed in Elementary School

First Problem: GSE has plans to “meet and greet” students with transgender activists or other LGBT speakers in classroom group meetings to push their agenda to younger more vulnerable ages. GSE lesson developers (above in red circle) specifically state “I don’t teach elementary school and I have never run a morning meeting,­­ but I think these strategies [the morning meet and greet will provide more] access points”. Our young children are nothing more than access points for Garden State Equality to promote their ethical and sexual belief systems.

Second Problem: Studies show that 80-95% of children suffering from confusion about their gender identity, that do not receive medical intervention outgrow these feelings by the time they reach adulthood. Yet, 100% of children who receive medical intervention will have gender identity disorders persist into adulthood. Tragically, after sex reassignment surgery, people are 20x’s more likely to die from suicide. GSE’s curriculum teaches students it is good and healthy to ask themselves if their “gender identity” matches their “biological sex” in spite of all medical evidence to the contrary.

 

THE HARM: Indoctrinates our children

These non-educational meet and greets indoctrinate our children forcing them to “rethink” their understanding of the biological differences of male and female. GSE’s curriculum teaches the very real concepts of male and female are simply arbitrary and have no basis in anatomy or genetics—the exact opposite of what is true! In their eyes, the historic, global and scientific view of human sexuality is ignorant and bigoted—and this is taught to our children.

Worldview: GSE’S curriculum instructs students to adopt a postmodern worldview of human sexuality and gender identity. Postmodernists question the fundamental meaning of words like “boy” and “girl”.

 

THE SOLUTION: Parental Rights in education

Sign our petition to support the right of parents to opt their child out of lessons and materials that violate their religious or moral beliefs regarding sex, sexuality or gender identity. Volunteer to contact NJ Legislators to pass legislation to protect families from this dangerous agenda.

Download a printable version of this information

I want to encourage you to join one of our legislative district mobilization teams to contact elected officials about this curriculum. Please email me your interest at newjersey@familypolicyalliance.com. Finally, I urge you to share this email or the downloadable lesson file with your network of friends and pastors.

Together, we can make NJ better,

Shawn Hyland
Director of Advocacy

 

 

Read other articles in this Series:

#1 – GSE Curriculum Revealed: Transgenderism
#2- GSE Curriculum Revealed: Gender Norms are Oppressive
#3 – GSE Curriculum Revealed: The Spanish Language is Discriminatory

The LGBT curriculum mandate is still on schedule to be implemented in the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. I want to share with you this dangerous agenda each week by exposing the lesson plans of Garden State Equality. They are using the power of government coercion to force radical sexual and political beliefs onto students.

My forthcoming weekly emails will include images of actual lessons Garden State Equality has developed and are offering to schools. This information will help to explain why these lessons have no place in our public-school classrooms.

Please download and share the weekly resource with parents, educators, legislators, and others.

We believe public schools should be neutral in their presentation of religious beliefs, worldview, and political ideology.

This week’s GSE lesson reveal is on “The Spanish Language is Discriminatory

GSE Curriculum Revealed: The Spanish Language Is Discriminatory


Click on images above to download a printable version of this week’s resource.

THE LESSON: “Lesson 1 Spanish Level one (Novice)- Inclusive Language” Proposed for 8th grade and up

This lesson uses Spanish language classes to teach Spanish is a discriminatory language.

This lesson declares, “Spanish is a language that functions in a binary way,” and is unlike English which has “adopted gender neutral terms.” It’s true all nouns in Spanish are classified as “male” or “female” nouns. Other languages like German and French also have “lexical genders”. The GSE curriculum is teaching our children that the Spanish language itself is inherently discriminatory and non-inclusive because it only recognizes two “genders”!

 

THE PROBLEM: Working to Dismantle World Languages

First Problem:The “lexical gender” in languages do not reflect how sex and gender work in the real-world. .

Second Problem: This lesson doesn’t attempt at all to include the contributions of Spanish-speaking LGBT identifying persons, which is all the new law requires. GSE has already admitted they want to teach students to become activists to “dismantle” all things that “oppose” their worldview.  It is clear this is the goal with the proposed Spanish lesson. Garden State Equality uses this lesson to teach the Spanish language itself is oppressive to LGBT people. It forces our students to take up the gauntlet for GSE’s absurd cause by teaching them to subtly change the Spanish language. Here is a link to a video GSE shares as a resource for teachers explaining “why” Spanish must change to become more “inclusive.”

 

THE HARM: Indoctrinates our children

This so-called Spanish lesson indoctrinates our children into believing the English language is neutral and inclusive, unlike Spanish (as long as the English language is not enforcing gender “stereotypes” like using gender-based pronouns such as “he” and “she”). This lesson explicitly teaches our students “right” language is language that conforms to their ideology. This ideology includes ideas that one can change their sex (from male to female or vice versa) and that all sexual orientations are acceptable and healthy. Binary-gender-based languages, like Spanish, according to GSE are morally inferior and must be changed to affirm and encourage the truth of their radical ideas.

Worldview: This instructs students to adopt a post-modern worldview by deconstructing words and their meanings to invent new words and relative definitions in order to construct a different reality.

 

THE SOLUTION: Parental Rights in education

Sign our petition to support the right of parents to opt their child out of lessons and materials that violate their religious or moral beliefs regarding sex, sexuality or gender identity. Volunteer to contact NJ Legislators to pass legislation to protect families from this dangerous agenda.

Download a printable version of this information

I want to encourage you to join one of our legislative district mobilization teams to contact elected officials about this curriculum. Please email me your interest at newjersey@familypolicyalliance.com. Finally, I urge you to share this email or the downloadable lesson file with your network of friends and pastors.

Together, we can make NJ better,

Shawn Hyland
Director of Advocacy

 

 

Read other articles in this Series:

#1 – GSE Curriculum Revealed: Transgenderism
#2- GSE Curriculum Revealed: Gender Norms are Oppressive
#4 – GSE Curriculum Revealed: Access Points to Third Graders

The LGBT curriculum mandate is still on schedule to be implemented in the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. I want to share with you this dangerous agenda each week by exposing the lesson plans of Garden State Equality. They are using the power of government coercion to force radical sexual and political beliefs onto students.

My forthcoming weekly emails will include images of actual lessons Garden State Equality has developed and are offering to schools. This information will help to explain why these lessons have no place in our public-school classrooms.

Please download and share the weekly resource that is linked to the email to parents, educators, legislators, and others.

We believe public schools should be neutral in their presentation of religious beliefs, worldview, and political ideology.

This week’s GSE lesson reveal is on “Transgenderism and Gender Identity

GSE Curriculum Revealed: Transgenderism


Click on images to download a printable version of this week’s resource.

THE LESSON: Understanding Patriarchy and its Role in Colonial American Social, Political, And Economic Institutions – Grade Level: 8

This lesson teaches sex-based distinctions are oppressive

1) GSE teaches the belief “Power, opportunity, access, and representation” is “shared equally” in our society is a myth. Teaches “intersectionality” which is a modern political idea requiring students to “revise” their thinking that all men are created equal. Intersectionality is a political theory that places value on being oppressed –the greater number of offenses your group has “suffered”, the more virtuous you are. This also means less oppressed groups have less moral authority.

2) The stated purpose of the lesson is to deconstruct the patriarchy, according to GSE, that is “a social structural phenomenon in which males have the privilege of dominance over females.” They accuse straight males of dominating and oppressing females and males that want to be female.

 

THE PROBLEM: Working to Dismantle Social Norms of Male and Female

First Problem: GSE’s lesson states, “long-standing social structures”, like “the patriarchy” or the reality of “male” and “female” are oppressive and must be dismantled. These lessons encourage students to discuss how these structures “prevented the growth of personal freedom” and “human dignity”. In addition to teaching radical ideology as truth, this particular ideology can be traced to Karl Marx –the father of communism. Marx taught structures that drive society are built like a pyramid. According to GSE, straight men are at the top of the pyramid “hoarding power”.

Second Problem: Post-modernist emphasis on group identity minimizes the experience and the uniqueness of each individual. Identity politics produces division because it teaches our students their classmates (and all of society) is divided into oppressors v. oppressed; powerful v. weak; privileged v. victims. GSE’s lessons are not about finding solutions to genuine wrongs. Their lessons are a tool for cultural Marxism and encourage self-identified oppressed groups to rise-up to the top of the so-called pyramid, while oppressing others with their new powerful and moral voice.

 

THE HARM: Indoctrinates our children

As Christians, we believe men and women are created equal with unique differences. God’s purpose in our sexuality is for a male and female to be partners together in marriage to build a strong family which helps society flourish. In addition, fathers in a family have a biblical responsibility to lead well. This belief, rooted in creation and the Fatherhood of God, is now presented to our children as bigoted and oppressive.

Worldview: This GSE lesson instructs students to adopt a postmodern worldview that believes the hierarchy or the power to rule is more important than anything. Facts, truth, or reality should not stand in the way.

 

THE SOLUTION: Parental Rights in education

Sign our petition to support the right of parents to opt their child out of lessons and materials that violate their religious or moral beliefs regarding sex, sexuality or gender identity. Volunteer to contact NJ Legislators to pass legislation to protect families from this dangerous agenda.

Download a printable version of this information

I want to encourage you to join one of our legislative district mobilization teams to contact elected officials about this curriculum. Please email me your interest at newjersey@familypolicyalliance.com. Finally, I urge you to share this email or the downloadable lesson file with your network of friends and pastors.

Together, we can make NJ better,

Shawn Hyland
Director of Advocacy

 

 

Read other articles in this Series:

#1 – GSE Curriculum Revealed: Transgenderism

#3 – GSE Curriculum Revealed: The Spanish Language is Discriminatory

#4 – GSE Curriculum Revealed: Access Points to Third Graders

The LGBT curriculum mandate is still on schedule to be implemented in the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. I want to share with you this dangerous agenda each week by exposing the lesson plans of Garden State Equality. They are using the power of government coercion to force radical sexual and political beliefs onto students.

My forthcoming weekly emails will include images of actual lessons Garden State Equality has developed and are offering to schools. This information will help to explain why these lessons have no place in our public-school classrooms.

Please download and share the weekly resource that is linked to the email to parents, educators, legislators, and others.

We believe public schools should be neutral in their presentation of religious beliefs, worldview, and political ideology.

This week’s GSE lesson reveal is on “Transgenderism and Gender Identity

GSE Curriculum Revealed: Transgenderism


   

Click on any images to download a printable version of this week’s resource.

THE LESSON: Presentation of Transgenderism and Gender Identity to Parents

These slides present a subjective view of sexual ethics and gender identities

1) GSE’s FAQ’s teach against millennia of human knowledge — that sex presents itself as male and female — is a social falsehood that oppresses everyone who disagrees. This “gender ideology” actually forces already vulnerable students to question their own identities which causes great unnecessary confusion and distress for students who already struggle with anxiety or confusion about their bodies or sense of self.

2) GSE’s FAQ’s teach “gender identity” is how one feels about their sex, even if that is opposite to their biology. They also teach “gender expression” is based on “appearance, behavior, or mannerisms.” According to GSE one’s sex, gender identity, and gender expression might all be different. These lessons would force a boy student, for example, who has interests in traditionally “feminine” things, to reconsider his “gender identity” and “expression”. These radical social ideas are unscientific beliefs about human sexuality and should not be forced into the public-school classroom. GSE regards any dissension or disagreement as discriminatory and oppressive. Here is a link to a video GSE shares as a resource for teachers to help explain gender identity to students.

 

THE PROBLEM: Disregard of science and documented health risks

First Problem: Studies show that 80-95% of children suffering from confusion about their gender identity, that do not receive medical intervention outgrow these feelings by the time they reach adulthood. Yet, 100% of children who receive medical intervention will have gender identity disorders persist into adulthood. Tragically, after sex reassignment surgery, people are 20x’s more likely to die from suicide. GSE’s curriculum teaches students it is good and healthy to ask themselves if their “gender identity” matches their “biological sex” in spite of all medical evidence to the contrary.

Second Problem: GSE’s dangerous agenda persuasively convinces children to deny objective reality in exchange for a falsehood. The lesson teaches and encourages all children to question biological reality and consider whether they are living life as their true selves. The view that people can choose their “gender” is wildly controversial and has no basis in science. Radical social ideology should not be in our classrooms.

 

THE HARM: Indoctrinates our children

This so-called inclusive view of gender identity indoctrinates our children forcing them to “rethink” their understanding of the biological differences of male and female. GSE’s curriculum teaches the very real concepts of male and female is arbitrary and has no basis in anatomy or genetics—the exact opposite of what is true! In their eyes, the historic, global, and scientific view of human sexuality is ignorant and bigoted and this is taught to our children. GSE’s curriculum demands students become allies, if not activists, to promote a new sexual ethic despite their prior beliefs.

Worldview: GSE’S curriculum instructs students to adopt a postmodern worldview of human sexuality and gender identity. Postmodernists question the fundamental meaning of words like “boy” and “girl” and the role of language in how our children think. GSE’s curriculum is thoroughly postmodernist and tells our students they must break down the relationship between a word and its meaning, in order to understand the world. This is senseless. For example, if you claim a boy is not a boy what truth have you left our students with? None. For postmodernists objective truth does not exist and feelings, not facts, determine personal reality and truth.

 

THE SOLUTION: Parental Rights in education

Support the right of parents to opt their child out of lessons and materials that violate their religious or moral beliefs regarding sex, sexuality or gender identity. Email newjersey@familypolicyalliance.com to sign our petition and to contact NJ Legislators to pass legislation to protect families from this dangerous agenda.

 

Download a printable version of this information

I want to encourage you to join one of our legislative district mobilization teams to contact elected officials about this curriculum. Please email me your interest at newjersey@familypolicyalliance.com. Finally, I urge you to share this email or the downloadable lesson file with your network of friends and pastors.

Together, we can make NJ better,

Shawn Hyland
Director of Advocacy

 

Read other articles in this Series:

#2 – GSE Curriculum Revealed: Gender Norms Are Oppressive

#3 – GSE Curriculum Revealed: The Spanish Language is Discriminatory

#4 – GSE Curriculum Revealed: Access Points to Third Graders

Good afternoon,

Governor Little’s announcement last night of the first confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19) case in Ada County has made members of the legislature pretty jittery. They understandably want to finish up legislative business and get back home as soon as possible—possibly as soon as Tuesday or Wednesday.

Unfortunately, three important pro-family bills are in the final stage of the legislative process, awaiting a vote in the Senate after having passed the House with overwhelming support:

HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO: Send a message to Senate leadership, asking them to hold a vote on these three bills before they adjourn for the year. It only takes a minute of your time when you use our Action Center—but your messages could have a big impact on whether these bills come up for a vote on the Senate floor this year.

Standing with you,

Blaine Conzatti
Director of Advocacy

 

P.S. President Trump has declared Sunday, March 15th, a National Day of Prayer amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. “We are a country that, throughout our history, has looked to God for protection and strength in times like these,” the president said yesterday.

Will you join with us in praying for providential protection of our families, our neighbors, our state, and our nation?

Friends,

I have good news for you: Simon’s Law (now House Bill 578) was passed by the Idaho House of Representatives last week with a 63 to 5 vote. But we need your help to get Simon’s Law passed in the Senate. Act now!

Idaho law currently allows doctors to withdraw life-sustaining treatment, including nutrition and hydration, from a minor child without notifying or obtaining consent from parents.

Simon’s Law would close this loophole, ensuring that parents’ rights are protected during these critical times. No parent should have to worry that decisions about their child’s healthcare could be taken out of their hands.

Through working on this legislation, I have gotten to know Sandi Enzminger of Eagle, Idaho. She has showed up to every committee hearing, bringing her delightful family in tow. Her youngest daughter, Tabitha Grace, is always the star of the show—and for good reason.

Little Tabitha was born October 28, 2018. Shortly thereafter, her parents received a postnatal Trisomy 18 diagnosis.

They were stunned to hear the doctor explain that Tabitha, despite being stable, wouldn’t live a month. The potential benefits of the heart surgery she needed weren’t worth the risks, the doctor said. Adam and Sandi were told to take Tabitha home on comfort care and allow the disability and its associated health difficulties take their course.

Thankfully, Adam and Sandi fought for their daughter. They were able to take her to a hospital in Omaha, Nebraska, for heart surgery she couldn’t live without. Now Tabitha is a healthy and developing sixteen-month-old.

Here is what Sandi says about the importance of Simon’s Law to her family:

Shortly after Tabitha was born, we were informed that she likely had Trisomy 18. We understood then that her disabilities would be so severe that it was advisable to ‘let her die’ of ‘natural’ causes. Then, when we pursued heart repair surgery, we were told it was futile and would have little to no effect on the length or quality of her life.

“Today, her heart and lungs are functioning normally without assistance. Her hearing is enhanced by hearing aids, and she has the energy to progress in developmental milestones.

“Although this journey has not been easy, time with Tabitha has been worth it. We strongly support Simon’s Law because we felt coerced into making life-ending decisions. We believe that it is only a matter of time before medical discrimination leads to secret ‘DNRs’ for minor children here in Idaho.”

When I asked Sandi why she fought so hard for her daughter, Sandi responded, “We value life, and we trusted God to be bigger than any diagnosis.” Needless to say, it has been a blessing to have Sandi, Tabitha, and their family join us for committee hearings in support of Simon’s Law.

Parents should hold the ultimate medical decision-making authority for their children. Before a doctor begins withdrawing life-sustaining treatment, parent should be notified and given the opportunity to transfer their child to another medical provider, just like Sandi Enzminger was able to do for Tabitha.

Act now to ask your state senator to support Simon’s Law. We need your help to get this important legislation passed. Use our Action Center to send your senator a message—it only takes a few seconds, and you can make a big impact!

 

Standing for life and parental rights,

Blaine Conzatti
Director of Advocacy

The New Jersey LGBTQ curriculum is an unfunded mandate with the requirement schools implement it by September 2020. Because of the rapidly approaching September deadline, schools might be pressured to adopt and use the free curriculum that has been developed by the powerful LGBTQ political lobbying group in our state – Garden State Equality. The material and lessons they have created disregard accuracy and fact-based science to indoctrinate our children with radical left-wing activism.

We’ve uncovered some of the objectionable classroom content Garden State Equality has placed in their curriculum which could be in our schools in a few short months. The age-inappropriate and radical curriculum lessons include examples like:

Parents should be alarmed at the blatant oversexualized agenda and erroneous historical information that will permeate public education in NJ this September.

We’ve also discovered Garden State Equality is even training teachers in their Teach and Affirm Educator Training, to display their anti-parent, anti-religious objective, by proactively training teachers to deal with these potential scenarios of dissension:

Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey® is on the frontlines working with key pro family legislators in the Assembly and Senate to protect your children from this radical propaganda.  Help us to tell Governor Murphy and the legislature that while God has allowed them into leadership positions with the authority to raise our taxes, they do not have the same Biblical authority to raise our children!

Please share this information and our petition (Spanish version here) on social media. The next step is to pressure the Education Committee in both chambers to hear proposed legislation to opt students out of this curriculum.

Working for a better NJ,

Shawn Hyland
Director of Advocacy