This past Tuesday, Governor Murphy gave his State of the State address. Once again, he referenced his strong commitment to passing the most unsafe and radical abortion bill ever proposed in our state – or possibly anywhere.
“After years of willful neglect, we are funding women’s health care and family-planning services [Planned Parenthood] — and, no matter what happens in Washington, we are working to protect a woman’s full reproductive rights as a matter of state law [New Jersey License to Kill Act].”
– Governor Phil Murphy, State of the State address, Jan 12, 2021, brackets added for clarity.
The New Jersey License to Kill Act (so-called Reproductive Freedom Act) rejects the pro-life beliefs of voters, to instead satisfy and subsidize the Big Abortion Industry. Did you know that this bill would codify into law that certified midwives and nurses can perform suction and surgical abortions? Why? Because the Big Abortion Industry can pay them less money than a licensed physician. Planned Parenthood and politicians are jeopardizing women’s health by putting profits above people. It’s shameful, unethical, and it must stop!
Yet, Murphy’s administration is so committed to this agenda that he won’t wait for the law to be passed to implement these dangerous ideas! He has instructed the Board of Medical Examiners to change the rules regarding abortion care to allow non-physicians to perform abortions. This bureaucratic department is currently taking comments from the public regarding this rule change.
In response, I am excited to share with you that we have a webpage dedicated to opposing this abortion up-to-birth bill! You can go to www.JerseyVotesNo.com to learn more about this dangerous bill – including its sponsors and how you can contact them. Also on the webpage, you’ll find news stories, videos, and a resource you can share with others.
Additionally, billboards featuring the website are being erected near the offices of key senate sponsors across the state, including one (pictured above) at the entrance to Trenton, only 2 miles from the statehouse.
Wondering how you can speak up? Here are two ways to help:
- Text or email JerseyVotesNo.com to your friends today!
- Join us in speaking up like lives depend on it! Please join us for:
The New Jersey Rally for Life
(led by New Jersey Right to Life)
Friday, Jan 22 at 11 AM
Statehouse Annex, 145 West State Street, Trenton, NJ
Join thousands of New Jerseyeans speaking up for babies in the womb.
Click here for detailed information.
New Jersey Walk for Life led by Rev. Clenard Childress of Blackgenocide.org will immediately follow the Rally for Life.
I hope to see you Friday, Jan 22 in Trenton!
Director of Advocacy
Today, the New Jersey State Assembly approved bill A4454, which if signed into law by Governor Murphy, would mandate sexual orientation and gender identity diversity lessons starting in kindergarten. Assembly members were made aware before the vote that their decision would be scored and recorded for Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey’s 2021 voter guide that will be sent to 1500 churches and tens of thousands of concerned residents prior to next year’s statewide election campaigns.
- A4454 was originally approved by the Assembly on October 29, 2020. It only mandated these sexual orientation and gender identity diversity lessons in 9th – 12th grade.
- However, the Senate approved an amended version on December 17, 2020. Their amendment required these human sexuality lessons beginning in kindergarten.
- Today, Jan 11, 2021, the Assembly voted in favor of this amendment to lower the age of students learning about human sexuality from 14 years old to 5 years old!
Four assembly members publicly spoke out against this bill during the vote to protect your parental rights in education. I urge you to thank them for their bold leadership.
- Assemblyman Brian Bergen (R), Denville
- Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger (R), Middletown
- Assemblyman Bob Auth (R), Haskell
- Assemblyman Erik Peterson (R), Clinton
Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey hopes Governor Murphy will respect the fundamental religious beliefs of millions of New Jersey citizens by vetoing this legislation.
Vote Tally of Assembly Members
❌ Every Republican present voted NO
✅ Every Democrat present voted YES (with one exception*)
* Assemblyman Jamel Holley (D) voted NO
46 – Yes
29 – No
0 – Abstain
- Yes = teach kindergarteners about sexual orientation and gender identities
- No = do not teach kindergartners about sexual orientation and gender identities
|Armato, John (D) – Yes||Mazzeo, Vincent (D) Yes|
|Auth, Robert (R) No||McClellan, Antwan L. (R) No|
|Benson, Daniel R. (D) Yes||McGuckin, Gregory P. (R) No|
|Bergen, Brian (R) No||McKeon, John F. (D) Yes|
|Bramnick, Jon M (R). No||McKnight, Angela V. (D) Yes|
|Burzichelli, John J. (D) Yes||Mejia, Pedro (D) Yes|
|Calabrese, Clinton (D) Yes||Moen, William F., Jr. (D) Yes|
|Caputo, Ralph R. (D) – Not Voting||Moriarty, Paul D. (D) Yes|
|Carter, Linda S. (D) Yes||Mosquera, Gabriela M. (D) Yes|
|Catalano, John (R) – No||Mukherji, Raj (D) Yes|
|Chaparro, Annette (D) Yes||Munoz, Nancy F. (R) No|
|Chiaravalloti, Nicholas (D) Yes||Murphy, Carol A. (D) Yes|
|Clifton, Robert D. (R) No||Peters, Ryan E. (R) No|
|Conaway, Herb, Jr. (D) Yes||Peterson, Erik (R) No|
|Coughlin, Craig J. (D) Yes||Pintor Marin, Eliana (D) – Not Voting|
|Dancer, Ronald S. (R) No||Quijano, Annette (D) Yes|
|Danielsen, Joe (D) Yes||Reynolds-Jackson, Verlina (D) Yes|
|DeAngelo, Wayne P. (D) Yes||Rooney, Kevin J. (R) No|
|DeCroce, BettyLou (R)- No||Rumpf, Brian E. (R) No|
|DePhillips, Christopher P. (R) No||Schaer, Gary S. (D) – Not Voting|
|DiMaio, John (R) No||Scharfenberger, Gerard (R) No|
|DiMaso, Serena (R)- No||Schepisi, Holly T. (R) No|
|Downey, Joann (D) – Yes||Simonsen, Erik K. (R) No|
|Dunn, Aura K. (R) No||Space, Parker (R) No|
|Egan, Joseph V. (D) Yes||Spearman, William W. (D) Yes|
|Freiman, Roy (D) Yes||Speight, Shanique (D) Yes|
|Giblin, Thomas P. (D) Yes||Stanfield, Jean (R) No|
|Gove, DiAnne C. (R) No||Sumter, Shavonda E. (D) Yes|
|Greenwald, Louis D. (D) Yes||Swain, Lisa (D) Yes|
|Holley, Jamel C. (D) No||Taliaferro, Adam J. (D) Yes|
|Houghtaling, Eric (D) Yes||Thomson, Edward H. (R) No|
|Jasey, Mila M. (D) Yes||Timberlake, Britnee N. (D) – Not Voting|
|Jimenez, Angelica M. (D) Yes||Tucker, Cleopatra G. (D) Yes|
|Johnson, Gordon M. (D) Yes||Tully, P. Christopher (D) Yes|
|Karabinchak, Robert J. (D) Yes||Vainieri Huttle, Valerie (D) Yes|
|Kean, Sean T. (R) No||Verrelli, Anthony S. (D) Yes|
|Kennedy, James J. (D) Yes||Webber, Jay (R) No|
|Lampitt, Pamela R. (D) Yes||Wimberly, Benjie E. (D) Yes|
|Lopez, Yvonne (D) Yes||Wirths, Harold J. (R) No|
|Zwicker, Andrew (D) Yes|
Please take 30 seconds to thank the four assemblymen, and then share the link with others. Thank you for spreading the word!
Director of Advocacy
Yesterday pro-life organizations, including Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey, participated in our state’s second “Day of Outrage.” We stood together to protect babies in the womb from the most atrocious and radical abortion bill ever introduced in our state, and possibly in any state – the so-called Reproductive Freedom Act! This time we gathered outside the offices of three primary sponsors – Senator Vin Gopal in Freehold, Assemblywoman Mila Jasey in Maplewood and Assemblyman Vincent Mazzeo in Northfield. Thank you to those who were able to join us!
The so-called Reproductive Freedom Act would codify into law the right to abort a baby minutes before birth, prohibit the prosecution of individuals who attempt to terminate the life of their preborn child, and eliminate the requirement that a medical and legal investigation be done in cases where the aborted baby’s death occurs without medical attendance. This is an open door to state-sanctioned infanticide. Governor Murphy, along with the sponsors of this bill, are responsible for this gross assault on human life and we must hold them accountable.
I want to encourage you to view this video and share it on social media to inform others about this dangerous bill. People across this state should be outraged that elected state officials would use the office their constituents have entrusted them with to push this dangerous legislation. It threatens women’s health, jeopardizes children’s safety, and removes conscience protections for medical health professionals.
I believe every child has the right to live. Tragically, our governor, six state senators, and twenty-one assembly members do not believe every child has the right to live. Therefore, the current pro-abortion lawmakers want to end this debate in New Jersey once and for all. Abortion at any time, for any reason, without any restrictions – without end.
Clearly, the soul, and stability of our state is on the ballot in 2021 when the office of governor and every state legislative seat is up for reelection. But we can not wait to hold them accountable; we must speak up now as if lives depend on it – because they do.
Let’s win back NJ,
Your help is needed immediately to stop the Reproductive Freedom Act, the most radical abortion bill ever proposed in this state. NJ already holds the infamous status of the most unsafe state in the nation for a baby in the womb, as abortion facilities outnumber pro-life pregnancy centers, 50 -37. As the life movement continues to win the public debate regarding protections for babies in the womb, Gov. Murphy, Sen. Loretta Weinberg, Sen. Linda Greenstein and 14 Assembly members have put forth a bill that would seal the fate of the unborn for decades to come in our state.
Currently, NJ has no restrictions on abortion. Any abortion regulations that passed the legislative process in previous decades were found to be unconstitutional by activist judges in our state. Therefore, our abortion laws reflect those of Communist China and North Korea. The Reproductive Freedom Act will now codify into law the extreme anti-life policies practiced in only a handful of nations.
- Babies can be aborted up to the point of birth.
- Pregnant teenage moms can abort their children without the abortionist or school officials ever notifying parents.
- Late-term abortions will be fully paid for by your taxes and your health insurance.
- Conscience protections for medical workers will be removed, forcing pro-life medical workers to assist in the abortion procedure.
- Non-physicians can perform risky and unsafe abortions on women.
- Annual funding for Planned Parenthood will be mandated despite the budgetary process and priorities of future administrations.
The Murphy administration and pro-abortion Democrats have introduced this bill in the middle of a health pandemic forcing the lockdown of the statehouse grounds. No one is allowed in the statehouse unless invited, and no group can assemble on the statehouse lawn in protest. However, gatherings at local district offices of legislators are being planned.
We need you to immediately contact the Health Committees in the Senate and Assembly. The bill is most likely scheduled to be heard in committee within weeks after election day. After filling out our Action Alert, please call committee members to tell them to vote NO on the Reproductive Freedom Act.
Let’s act like lives depend on it – because they do!
Director of Advocacy
On January 5, Governor Murphy signed a Senate Joint Resolution designating each October as “Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Month” in New Jersey.
October is now here. The first remembrance month in our state for infants lost as babies in the womb is officially underway. The New Jersey Resolution states the purpose of the month is to “honor all those who have survived a pregnancy loss or lost a child, recognize the grief suffered by families who experience such loss, help comfort and encourage the healing of families in their time of need, and give those who have endured such a traumatic event hope that in the future, the number of women who suffer pregnancy and infant loss can be reduced and the majority of infants can be born healthy, safe, and free from harm”.
I could not agree more.
But one person seems to disagree – Governor Murphy.
He used the weight of executive influence to kick off this solemn remembrance month by announcing the Reproductive Freedom Act on October 2. This would codify abortion without any restrictions into law.
…So much for infants being born healthy, safe, and free from harm!
Please visit InsiderNJ to read our response to the Governor’s hypocritical stand on Infant Loss and Abortion.
Currently, there are no restrictions on abortion in New Jersey. We are the most unsafe state in America for babies in the womb. The ratio of abortion centers compared to prolife pregnancy centers is the worst in the nation. The Reproductive Freedom Act will rob future legislators and governors from legislating abortion regulations if Roe v. Wade is ever overturned. The current pro-abortion lawmakers want to end this debate in New Jersey once and for all. Abortion at any time, for any reason, without any restrictions – without end.
The abortion industry advocates in our state are united in their demands. Thrive NJ is a coalition of groups working to enact extreme abortion laws that threaten every baby in the womb. Please earnestly pray for them. Also, pray for the coalition of pro-life groups in our state working together to protect life from conception to natural death.
May we never back down from our biblical convictions that every child has the right to live. We should not only mourn the babies lost in miscarriages, stillbirth or sudden infant death syndrome, but also those who suffered at the hands of an abortionist.
Be watchful and prayerful in the weeks and months ahead. We will need to mobilize, along with others, to stop this bill from being passed. Don’t let yourself feel defeated: we’ve been able to win before! The supermajority in Trenton could not pass recreational marijuana or mandate vaccines in 2020 because the voices opposing these bills were louder than those supporting them. We must now do the same against abortion.
Let’s make New Jersey better,
Director of Advocacy