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June 8, 2021

New Jersey Pro-Life Organizations Rally Against “Reproductive Freedom Act” at Noon on June 9th at Trenton’s War Memorial Building

TRENTON, NJ (June 8) – A coalition of New Jersey pro-life organizations, physicians, clergy and activists has scheduled a protest against the pending “Reproductive Freedom Act” legislation for Wednesday, June 9.  The event will run from noon to 2 p.m. at the Trenton War Memorial Building. Organizers are inviting everyone to attend.  It will be the first major event of the 2021 race for New Jersey Governor. Phil Murphy has called on the legislature to pass the bill before June 30.

Yet a scant 15% of people surveyed want abortion permitted at any time during pregnancy, according to a 2021 Marist poll.  Only seven countries in the world, including North Korea, China, and Vietnam, allow abortion after 20 weeks of an unborn baby’s development. Yet the “Reproductive Freedom Act” (RFA) asserts a right to abortion without any restriction related to gestation — meaning that a baby, ready to be delivered, could instead be aborted at that moment. Fewer than one in five people support spending our tax dollars on abortions, the Marist poll found.

The RFA would block parental notification, allow non-physicians to perform dangerous abortions, and force medical workers to provide abortion services, even if doing so violated their personal religious or conscience objections.

“The so-called Reproductive Freedom Act is a feature of Governor Murphy’s ‘move New Jersey forward’ reelection campaign. Our state already ranks #2 among 50 states and Washington D.C. for the percentage of pregnancies that dreadfully end in abortion. It seems our Governor will not be satisfied until we shamefully hold the title as the #1 abortion state in America.” Shawn Hyland, Executive Director Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey

“Evidence is mounting that New Jersey intends to become the Garden State for the harvesting of fetal tissue,” said Dr. Kathleen Ruddy, a retired surgeon. “In fact, this appears to be the driving force, the motive, and the objective of Governor Murphy’s abortion bill.”

The ‘Reproductive Freedom Act’ (A-4848 / S-3030) would use public taxpayer funds to pay for abortion services to anyone, coming from any state.  “It would subsidize human trafficking by paying for the abortions of their slaves and potentially subjecting them to forced sterilization,” according to Rev. Greg Quinlan of The Center For Garden State Families.

Experts note that the Black community is disproportionately the target of abortions, and that abortion accounts for 61 percent of Black deaths in America.  “So this is black genocide,” said Rev. Clenard Childress of Montclair.

“S3030/A4848 is perversely laser-focused on barbarically destroying the lives of infants, both before and after they are born. We ask all New Jerseyans to contact their legislators and demand that they reject this disgraceful, inhumane infanticide bill,” said Marie Tasy, Executive Director of New Jersey Right to Life.

For media inquiries or to schedule an interview with Shawn Hyland, contact Robert Noland, (719) 308-2822, Media@FamilyPolicyAlliance.com

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Jack Ciattarelli has won the Republican primary and will face Governor Phil Murphy this November. New Jersey voters will have the opportunity to uphold Governor Murphy’s radical abortion agenda and sexualization of public education, or pivot to a more popular and mainstream position regarding life in the womb and children in the classroom.

Jack has a track record in the legislature that concerns many conservatives. He voted for assisted suicide and has generally considered himself a pro-choice candidate in the past. However, the extreme anti-life platform of Governor Murphy gives a traditionally moderate republican a strong upper hand in protecting preborn babies.

“Phil Murphy’s eagerness to sign legislation that would permit abortions up to the time of birth shows how extreme and out of touch he is with the values of the vast majority of New Jerseyans in both parties. The debate over Roe v. Wade is one that evokes passion on both sides whereby reasonable people can disagree, but a law that would allow the abortion of full-term babies, outlaw parental notification for minors, and authorize non-licensed physicians to perform abortions is radical by any measure.”
Jack Ciattarelli
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I have spoken to Jack on many occasions, including an hour-long conversation he had with pastors. He was clear in his objection to the social and sexual indoctrination happening in New Jersey public schools. He firmly believes these sensitive moral subjects should be left to parents, not activist teachers.

There are many months to go before the general election and a lot can happen. Please stay in prayer for our state, join us and other groups as we publicly gather to stop the so-called Reproductive Freedom Act, contact your legislators regarding their incessant erosion of parental rights, and speak out at your local board of education. We can not expect legislators to fight for our children if we do not first take a stand to protect them and the religious freedoms we cherish.

Protecting your family,

Shawn Hyland
Executive Director

Dear Friends,

This Thursday, June 10, the Senate Health Committee will hear Senate bill 3801 and Assembly bill 5597. This bill already passed the Assembly Health Committee on May 20.

It would amend the current law that gives schools the ability to administrate student surveys on sensitive issues including sexual behaviors and attitudes, drug use, physical activity and eating habits. Presently, schools in New Jersey must send home forms for parents to grant permission for their student to participate in this personal and probing sexual health survey.

The proposed change in New Jersey law would remove the requirement for parents to actively opt their student into the health surveys. Instead, every student would be passively opted into the survey unless their parent in writing requested for them to be excused from the survey. If a parent overlooks an email, misplaces an unopened letter, or the child forgets or even intentionally does not give their mom the opt out form – then the student will be surveyed about their sexual beliefs and activity. A parent’s silence does not mean a parent’s consent.

What is the reason for this change? According to the language of the bill, not enough parents are giving schools the permission to ask their children these sex-based health questions. What do the bill sponsors recommend as the solution? Simple: stop asking the parents for their permission!

The level of mistrust and deception parents already feel in their interactions with public schools will only be exacerbated by this overreach of state government to remove the parent once again from the equation!

Tell the Senate Health Committee to respect parental authority by voting NO on Senate bill 3801 and Assembly bill 5597.

Protecting your family,

Shawn Hyland
Executive Director

Primary Election Day is upon us tomorrow.

Here are the facts:

Jack Ciattarelli, Phil Rizzo, and Hirsh Singh would reign in the Department of Education and curtail the sexual and cultural indoctrination happening in our public schools. All three candidates have repeatedly expressed their objection regarding controversial curriculum such as transgender diversity lessons in kindergarten, the explicit and inappropriate new Sex Ed Learning Standards, and the Critical Theory found throughout the pilot lessons developed by Garden State Equality.

All three candidates would sign the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and work to defund Planned Parenthood. In addition, they have all been outspoken in their opposition to the so-called Reproductive Freedom Act.

God is not the author of confusion…
1 Corinthians 14:33

Deceptive mailers and social media postings that claim only one candidate is the “true conservative” and the only “pro-life” candidate are not true. If any candidate claims they will sign an Executive Order banning late term abortions, that is a false promise. Such restrictions would have to be passed by the legislature. I would suggest you view the rating card from our friends at NJ Right to Life. Both Phil Rizzo and Hirsh Singh received an “A”. Jack Ciattarelli received a “B”.

The dishonesty that has been on display for months has damaged the social conservative movement. Intentional lies and mischaracterizations of fellow conservative candidates as a baseless attempt to appeal to the anger and the frustration of the grassroots should not be rewarded. A positive unifying vision rooted in conservative principles has the best chance to move New Jersey forward in the right direction.

Protecting your family,

Shawn Hyland
Executive Director

This coming Tuesday, June 8 is Primary Election Day here in New Jersey. Last week, we sent you an email highlighting the best and worst legislators during this legislative session based on the bills they sponsored. I want to strongly encourage you to go out and vote!

Politics is a tough sport. Even when competitors play by the rules, as in football or mixed marital arts, undoubtedly some will get hurt and injured. Politics at times might lead to slander, false accusations, and betrayal. As Christians, we should reject lies, not disseminate them. Sadly, I am reminded of a scripture that can easily be applied to our modern political moment.

These six things the Lord hates,
Yes, seven are an abomination to Him:
A proud look,
A lying tongue,
Hands that shed innocent blood,
A heart that devises wicked plans,
Feet that are swift in running to evil,
A false witness who speaks lies,
And one who sows discord among brethren.
Proverbs 6:16-19

 

As the passage suggests, divisions in families and friendships might also occur due to intense political debate. The Old Testament scriptures record when familial ties were strained or broken because of leaders positioning themselves for power. King David, the royal incumbent, was challenged by his son Absalom. David’s friend and political consultant Ahithophel switched camps and sided with Absalom because of his sex scandal with Beersheba. In a separate struggle for the throne following David’s reign, his sons Solomon and Adonijah competed for volunteers and built alliances. In both situations, there were enthusiastic Israelites believing their nominee was the best one to defeat their nation’s enemies and protect their freedoms.

The lesson for us in New Jersey? Whatever the outcome is after next week’s primary, we must unite behind the gubernatorial candidate who will boldly protect parental rights and overhaul the New Jersey Department of Education to stop undermining the values of the families they have been hired to serve.

The sanctity of life is primary, but if the so-called Reproductive Freedom Act were to pass and be signed by Governor Murphy before his term is over, reversing course even with a new governor would be near impossible, as the bill prohibits any future administrations from making laws to protect children in the womb.  The fate of the unborn would be sealed for decades to come. We can not let that happen! Therefore, after you vote on Tuesday, June 8, please join us in Trenton on Wednesday, June 9 to rally against this immoral bill.

Protecting your family,

Shawn Hyland
Executive Director

Governor Murphy and abortion extremists are working overtime to get the dangerous and unconscionable so-called Reproductive Freedom Act passed before Election Day this November.

They are insisting this bill be heard and voted on despite many within their own party requesting to postpone the vote until the lame-duck session after the general election this fall.

The pro-life coalition of groups across New Jersey is gathering in Trenton the day after the primary election to rally for life!

Click on this coalition flyer to register:

I look forward to seeing you on June 9th.

For life,

Shawn Hyland
Executive Director

 

 

As you are aware, big decisions are coming up this year in New Jersey. Governor Murphy and all state legislative seats will be up for election. Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey will be endorsing candidates later in the year. However, the primary is quickly approaching on June 8. To help inform you of the best and worst legislators currently in Trenton, the following is a list of bills that we support or oppose and the legislators that have sponsored them.

Bills we support:

A3000/S3002 – OPT OUT VOUCHER FROM PUBLIC SCHOOL SEXUALITY LESSONS

Assembly Members

State Senators

Robert Auth, Haskell (R)

Mike Testa, Cape May Court House (R)

Erik Peterson, Clinton (R)

Steve Oroho, Sparta (R)

Gerard Scharfenberger, Middletown (R)

Michael Doherty, Washington (R)

John Catalano, Brick (R)

Gregory McGuckin, Brick (R)

John DiMaio, Hackettstown, (R)

 

ACR193/SCR129 – RESOLUTION OPPOSING REVISED SEX ED LEARNING STANDARDS

Assembly Members

State Senators

Harold Wirths, Sparta (R)

Steve Oroho, Sparta (R)

Parker Space, Sparta (R)

Mike Testa, Cape May Court House (R)

Ronald Dancer, Cream Ridge (R)

Michael Doherty, Washington (R)

John Catalano, Brick (R)

James Holzapfel, Brick (R)

Gregory McGuckin, Brick (R)

Robert Singer, Lakewood (R)

 

A5545/S3540 – FAIRNESS IN WOMEN’S SPORTS ACT

Assembly Members

State Senators

Gregory McGuckin, Brick (R)

Mike Testa, Cape May Court House (R)

John Catalano, Brick (R)

James Holzapfel, Brick (R)

Gerard Scharfenberger, Middletown (R)

 

A2228/S429 – PAIN CAPABLE UNBORN CHILD PROTECTION

Assembly Members

State Senators

Ronald Dancer, Cream Ridge (R)

Steve Oroho, Sparta (R)

Robert Auth, Haskell (R)

Joseph Pennacchio, Montville (R)

Erik Peterson, Clinton (R)

Michael Doherty, Washington (R)

Parker Space, Sparta (R)

Robert Singer, Lakewood (R)

John DiMaio, Hackettstown, (R)

Anthony Bucco, Denville (R)

Sean Kean, Wall Township (R)

BettyLou DeCroce, Parsippany (R)

Harold Wirths, Sparta (R)

Jay Webber, Parsippany (R)

Christopher DePhillips, Midland Park (R)

Kevin Rooney, Wayne (R)

Bills we oppose:

A4848/S3030 – so-called REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOM ACT

Assembly Members

State Senators

Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Englewood (D)

Loretta Weinberg, Teaneck (D)

Mila Jasey, Maplewood (D)

Linda Greenstein, Cranbury (D)

Raj Mukherji, Jersey City (D)

Vin Gopal, Ocean Township (D)

Annette Chaparro, Hoboken (D)

Teresa Ruiz, Newark (D)

Joann Downey, Ocean Township (D)

Troy Singleton, Moorestown (D)

Angela McKnight, Jersey City (D)

Bob Smith, Piscataway (D)

Verlina Reynolds-Jackson, Trenton (D)

Annette Quijano, Elizabeth (D)

Yvonne Lopez, Perth Amboy (D)

Herb Conaway, Delran (D)

Andrew Zwicker, Monmouth Junction (D)

Anthony Verrelli, Trenton (D)

Joe Danielsen, Somerset (D)

Britnee Timberlake, East Orange (D)

Daniel Benson, Hamilton Square (D)

William Spearman, Woodbury (D)

Vincent Mazzeo, Northfield (D)

Shanique Speight, Newark (D)

Shavonda Sumter, Paterson (D)

Gordon Johnson, Teaneck (D)

Roy Freiman, Hillsborough (D)

Lisa Swain, Paramus (D)

Benjie Wimberly, Paterson (D)

Clinton Calabrese, Ridgefield (D)

Christopher Tully, Paramus (D)

Cleopatra Tucker, Newark (D)

 

A4454/S2781 – DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION LESSONS REGARDING SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY STARTING IN KINDERGARTEN

Assembly Members

State Senators

Carol Murphy, Cinnaminson (D)

Verlina Reynolds-Jackson, Trenton (D)

Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Englewood (D) Anthony Verrelli, Trenton (D)

Angela McKnight, Jersey City (D)

Mila Jasey, Maplewood (D)

Pamela Lampitt, Voorhees (D)

Benjie Wimberly, Paterson (D)

Yvonne Lopez, Perth Amboy (D)

Britnee Timberlake, East Orange (D)

Linda Carter, Plainfield (D)

Lisa Swain, Paramus (D)

Christopher Tully, Paramus (D)

Gordon Johnson, Teaneck (D)

Annette Chaparro, Hoboken (D)

Angelica Jimenez, West New York (D)

Richard Codey, Livingston (D)

Bob Smith, Piscataway (D)

Teresa Ruiz, Newark (D)

Troy Singleton, Moorestown (D)

Vin Gopal, Ocean Township (D)

For more information on the pro-life positions of legislators and candidates, please visit our friends at New Jersey Right to Life.

Protecting your family,Shawn hyland
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Shawn Hyland
Executive Director

 

 

 

 

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This past Monday, May 17, the Assembly Health Committee met through Zoom as the statehouse continues to operate under draconian emergency shutdown orders. One particular bill that was discussed in the public hearing that should be of concern to parents across the state is A5597. This would amend the current law that gives schools the ability to administrate student surveys on sensitive issues including sexual behaviors and attitudes, drug use, physical activity and eating habits.

Presently, schools in New Jersey must send home forms for parents to grant permission for their student to participate in these personal and probing sexual health surveys. According to the federal Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment, schools must allow parents to opt in or opt out, but no student is required to take part in these surveys.

The proposed change in New Jersey law would remove the requirement for parents to actively opt their student into the health surveys. Instead, every student would be passively opted into the survey unless their parent in writing requested for them to be excused from the survey. If a parent overlooks an email, misplaces an unopened letter, or the child forgets or even intentionally does not give their mom the opt out form – then the student will be surveyed about their sexual beliefs and activity.

What is the reason for this change? According to the language of the bill, not enough parents are giving schools the permission to ask their children these sex-based health questions. What do the bill sponsors recommend as the solution? Simple: stop asking the parents for their permission!

Jennie Lamon, of the New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association, testified that this type of major change would further damage relationships the public schools have with parents. She expressed the level of mistrust and deception parents already feel will only be exacerbated by this overreach of state government to remove the parent once again from the equation!

I could not agree more.

I spoke to the policy director of the primary sponsor Assemblyman Herb Conaway last Friday about our concerns. Unfortunately, those concerns went unaddressed. Look for a future call to action if the bill is scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Health Committee.

Here are the votes of the Assembly Health Committee from this past Monday:

YES vote = I do not believe schools should ask parents for their permission

NO vote = I do believe schools should ask parents to actively grant permission

Herb Conaway, Delran (D) – Chair DeAnne DeFuccio, Cresskill (R)
Angelica Jimenez, West New York, (D) – Vice-Chair Nancy Munoz, Summit (R)
John Armato, Northfield (D) Erik Peterson, Clinton (R)
Daniel Benson, Hamilton Square (D) Brian Rumpf, Forked River (R)
Jamel Holley, Union (D)
Shanique Speight, Newark (D)
Sterley Stanley, East Brunswick (D)
Christopher Tully, Paramus (D)
Anthony Verrelli, Trenton (D)

 

Protecting your family,

Shawn Hyland
Executive Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 18, 2021

 

 

Murphy Urged to Override Sexuality Lessons as Veto Deadline Looms

Parents, clergy, and legislators want Governor Murphy to protect kindergarten children from transgender identity lessons

 

TRENTON, N.J. (February 19, 2021) – Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey – a pro-family ministry – is urging Governor Murphy to veto Assembly bill 4454 before the 45-day deadline on Thursday, February 25. The bill was passed by the Assembly on January 11 and fell almost entirely along party lines with every Republican voting against the bill and every democrat voting in favor of the bill – except Assemblyman Jamel Holley (D-Union), voting against the bill.

Governor Murphy’s office has been inundated with over 16,000 emails in the past month as people across New Jersey urge him to veto it. This outcry was made possible by organic petitions started by faith communities and the action alert center of Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey.

Assembly bill 4454 requires school districts to include instruction on diversity and inclusion as part of implementation of New Jersey Student Learning Standards. Originally the bill only required sexual orientation and gender identity lessons starting in the ninth grade where it was limited to Health class. The Senate Education Committee amended the bill on December 7, 2020 to include school aged children as young as kindergarten.

Shawn Hyland, Executive Director of Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey, offered the following statement:

“This bill would require transgender and sexual orientation lessons be taught to children who are so young they are just learning to tie their shoes. This will only complicate and confuse their understanding of human sexuality. We strongly urge Governor Murphy to respect the rights of parents and let kids be kids. Discussions regarding various sexual attractions and subjective gender identities have no place in the kindergarten classroom.”

Legislators are also opposing the bill as they have heard the concerns of their constituents.

“The government does not have the right to impose a certain way of life or belief system onto our children, especially kindergarteners. These topics are being forced upon students to affirm and adopt these lifestyles, regardless of their individual religious beliefs. This is a very sensitive issue which should be addressed by parents and not schools, which is why we will continue to vote ‘no’ against this bill.”– Senator Jim Holzapfel and Assemblymen Greg McGuckin and John Catalano, District 10, Brick, NJ

“Over the past several months, our Delegation has been contacted by a number of constituents who are deeply and justifiably concerned about the harmful impact this legislation will have on children, families and schools.  Teaching children, beginning in kindergarten, about sexual orientation as part of their school curriculum is irresponsible, inappropriate and misguided. This should be a responsibility of parents, not educators, as provisions of this legislation have no place in our schools.” – Senator Chris Connors, Assemblywomen DiAnne Gove, and Assemblyman Brian Rumpf, District 9, Forked River, NJ

“Government should never be a substitute for parents.  Allowing four- and five-year-old’s to be taught things parents historically have protected their children from is wrong.  The same government that caused commuters to have a six-to-eight-hour commute for a six-inch snow storm is now dictating what our children should or should not be exposed to in their early years.” – Senator Joe Pennacchio, District 27, Montville, NJ

“It is outrageous to foist concepts on school children as young as kindergarten that even many adults struggle to understand. Schools are supposed to be places of academics and scholarly pursuits which prepare students for college and eventually a place in the work world. Teachers are becoming overwhelmed with non-academic requirements, leaving less and less time for traditional learning.  This bill once again would allow the state to usurp the duties of the parents. It is imperative that this bill be vetoed and return the duties of teaching morals where it belongs, with parents and clergy.” – Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger, District 13, Middletown

Parents and members of the clergy also offered statements on the bill:

“As a lifelong resident of NJ and a mother of five, I’m in shock of the overreach of legislators and what they are mandating on the most vulnerable – our children all under the guise of tolerance. I’m pleading with Governor Murphy to please veto Bill A4454! Teaching kindergarteners every form of sex and gender identities is child abuse! It’s sexualizing our babies and taking away my rights as a parent. I’ve had three children go through NJ public school system and two more young children rapidly approaching, however, if this is passed, I will be forced to find alternative education or even leave the state of NJ.” – Kelly Johnson, parent, Cape May, NJ

“The current legislation will unconstitutionally impact parent’s religious liberty rights. Given that I am a Muslim parent the Tourah, Injeel (Gospel) and Holy Quran teach the importance of worship to Allah’s creation. Women are honored within the Holy Quran and this legislation would disrespect Al Islam, growing children and parents’ constitutional rights. Violation of religious freedom is something parents across New Jersey’s Interfaith community must organize around to protect. – Che’ J.T. Colter, co-founder We The Parents – Newark. NJ

“As a Latino Pastor and Hispanic leader, I feel that the sexualization of children at the age of 5 and 6 is totally inappropriate.  Not only is this inappropriate but it’s very offense to our Latino culture, which is very conservative, sensitive and protective of our children.  We ask that you please veto this inappropriate bill.” – Pastor Edward Ramirez, Harvest Outreach Ministries, Paterson, NJ

“Please veto the bill (A4454) that sits on your desk that mandates sexual orientation and gender identity diversity lessons starting in kindergarten! As a parent, a grandparent, a pastor, and an African-American, I am appalled that this bill has made it as far as your desk! I am totally opposed to the bill on faith, family, cultural, and educational grounds.  From the perspective of my faith and culture, the topic of sexual orientation and gender identity is one for parents to handle with their children, not educators.  I feel that the introduction of such topics is totally inappropriate for 5–6-year-old kindergarteners, and highly disrespectful of parental rights and freedom of religious expression.” – Pastor Kedrick Brown, Middletown, NJ

“As an orthodox priest of the Coptic Orthodox Church and scientist by training, I am extremely astonished by the lack of scientific understanding of child development, complete disregard to culture sensitivity and religious freedom in forcing an unprecedented curriculum on children who can’t discern at age 5 what eat and what to watch.   We are the only State that is forcing these curriculums to such a level.  The State of NJ is known for its diversity; thus, we must get everyone involved in the education of their children.  We need to accommodate all people, allowing family values and structure be taught by parents.  We urge Governor Murphy to veto this bill”. – Father Mina Dimitri, Saint Mary Coptic Orthodox Church, East Brunswick, NJ

Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey hopes Governor Murphy will respect the fundamental religious beliefs of millions of New Jersey citizens by vetoing A4454.

Media Contact:

Robert Noland, (719) 308-2822, Media@FamilyPolicyAlliance.com

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Family Policy Alliance advances biblical citizenship and promotes public policy that protects religious freedom, families, and life.

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?

  1. 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?
  2. 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.
  3. 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,

Shawn Hyland
Executive Director