One hundred babies per day are now saved each day in Texas because of the state’s new heartbeat law. This law allows residents to hold accountable abortionists who abort babies with a heartbeat. Governor Murphy and anti-life legislators in New Jersey are furious that babies are given safe haven in Texas. His response was swift and literally deadly: he urged state lawmakers to pass the NJ License to Kill Act (so-called Reproductive Freedom Act).

In a recent editorial about the Texas baby protection bill, Governor Murphy and Senator Loretta Weinberg called for the passage of their extreme bill to protect “reproductive justice”, “reproductive healthcare”, “reproductive freedom”, and the most ironic description of all, “lifesaving health care.

Yet, in all their empty rhetoric and the usage of poll-tested, politically approved phrases, they never mention the word ABORTION in support of their bill. They briefly use the word a single time in reference to a Mississippi law, but it is never used to justify the passage of the so-called Reproductive Freedom Act.

This is not surprising because many statewide media articles have covered Governor Murphy’s insistence to pass his treasured birthday abortion bill (a child could be aborted the same day they could have been born). In all of his press statements, responses, and campaign updates, he never uses the word ABORTION when he speaks about his radical abortion bill. Here are some examples:

Even his new campaign TV ad released this week, Governor Murphy talks about protecting “our right to choose” – but does not mention ABORTION.

Why is he so ashamed of the word – abortion? According to Oxford English dictionary, an abortion is the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy. The last thing most New Jersey voters want is more developing human lives being intentionally ended in the womb.

The good news is you and I, along with pro-life coalition partners across the state, are in the majority opinion on this proposed legislation.

The bad news is, unless these same voters who disapprove of this bill actually vote their consciences in November, preborn human babies might forever be unprotected in our state.

Please look for our 2021 Endorsements and Recommendations for this upcoming election in next week’s email and be ready to share it with others. Act like lives depend on it, because they do.

Protecting your family,

Shawn Hyland
Executive Director

 

 

 

P.S. Don’t forget the Guardian of the Family Gala is November 10th. Click HERE or on the image below to get your tickets today!

In case you missed it, we want to make sure you know the top two things you can do to make a difference to protect life and liberty!

First, TODAY is the last day to tell HHS to STOP using YOUR taxpayer dollars from funding Planned Parenthood! The Biden-Harris Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a proposed rule that would authorize abortion groups to receive Title X Family Planning funds. The proposal also mandates that grant recipients refer for abortions.

But you can tell HHS to STOP using YOUR taxpayer dollars from funding Planned Parenthood!

Please click the link and write a comment to the Department of Health and Human Services telling them that you do NOT want to fund Planned Parenthood!

Here are a few points you can pick and choose from in your comment:

Second, last week, the Senate Rules and Administration Committee heard S1, the so-called “For the People Act,” (better known as “The Corrupt Politicians Act”). Democrats are doing everything they can to get this bill on the Senate floor as soon as possible. Please take a minute today to urge your senators to vote NO on S1!

You can help protect the foundations of our nation by stopping this dangerous legislation! Click here to urge your senators to stand for election integrity by OPPOSING S1!

Thanks for speaking up (and spreading the word) on these critical matters!

For life and liberty,Nicole Hudgens
Nicole Hudgens Signature
Nicole Hudgens
Government Affairs

 

* If a program refers a client to abortion, it is in fact a program where abortion is considered a “family planning related service,” (as acknowledged on page 19818 of the proposed rule) and thus specifically is prohibited by statute.

Your voice is needed to oppose a proposed rule from the Biden-Harris Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that would authorize abortion groups to receive Title X Family Planning funds. The proposal also mandates that grant recipients refer for abortions.

Under the Trump Administration, Title X grant funding was prohibited from being used for abortion referrals, protecting taxpayers from funding the abortion industry. This proposed rule will overturn these taxpayer protections if finalized.

Taxpayer dollars should never be used to promote the killing of innocent life – yet that’s exactly what the Biden Administration is planning to do through this rule.

The Administration will use this rule to boost Planned Parenthood’s bottom line with taxpayer dollars. A footnote in the rule even states that funding Planned Parenthood through Title X would result in cost savings – not for the taxpayer – but for Planned Parenthood.

The proposed rule would also force Title X recipients to provide abortion referrals – proving just how committed this Administration is to its pro-abortion agenda.

Not only is the Administration determined to fund an abortion giant, but they want everyone else to get on board with the abortion agenda as well.

But you can tell HHS to STOP using YOUR taxpayer dollars from funding Planned Parenthood!

Please click the link and write a comment to the Department of Health and Human Services telling them that you do NOT want to fund Planned Parenthood!

Here are a few points you can pick and choose from in your comment:

The comment period for this rule ends on May 17. Your comment can help make a difference by pushing back against this radical abortion agenda. Please be sure to share this information so the Department of Health and Human Services hears from as many people as possible!

Write Comment to HHS

For life,

Nicole Hudgens
Government Affairs

 

*If a program refers a client to abortion, it is in fact a program where abortion is considered a “family planning related service,” (as acknowledged on page 19818 of the proposed rule) and thus specifically is prohibited by statute.

 

Dear Pastor,

As you are aware, the so-called Reproductive Freedom Act is the most radical and dangerous abortion bill ever to be introduced in our state – or possibly any state. For this reason, we launched JerseyVotesNo.com to inform everyone on the real threats this bill would have on the health of women, the safety of minors, the rights of parents, and the consequences pro-life medical workers will face.

We are working together with a coalition of pro-life groups in our state to protect babies in the womb. Our efforts have proven successful. This bill is a priority for Governor Murphy and his wife Tammy, yet the bill has stagnated and still awaits a committee hearing. To counter these efforts, Planned Parenthood and a large coalition of pro-abortion groups are requesting clergy sign a letter of support for abortion up to birth to remain legal forever in our state by passing the so-called Reproductive Freedom Act! You can find their letter here.

Now, I look to you to communicate with the legislature the heart of God. I need you to add your name to a letter that opposes the so-called Reproductive Freedom Act. It is imperative that legislators know the real position of pastors in New Jersey regarding unrestricted taxpayer-funded, late-term abortions. If they don’t hear from you, they will only be hearing from other members of the clergy giving their moral stamp of approval to end the lives of babies in the womb.

Sign this letter today through our online form and share this email with your network of like-minded pastors. If you can sign on behalf of your church, please include the church name. If not, you can add your support by only signing your individual name and town.

Thank you for spreading the word!

Sincerely,

Shawn Hyland
Executive Director

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:

  1. Text or email JerseyVotesNo.com to your friends today!
  2. 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!

Shawn Hyland
Director of Advocacy

 

Are the kids in your life back to school, or headed there soon? Whether they’re returning in-person or online, you may find yourself concerned about the kind of material your children or grandchildren are exposed to in the classroom. Students as young as kindergarten face increasingly sexualized content and may encounter material opposed to your fundamental beliefs – and that’s just in the classroom.

Thankfully, parents don’t have to feel powerless in the face of the January back-to-school season. Our new easy-to-read guide, Back to School – for Parents, explains what you need to know about potential areas for concern in your child’s school, and helps you understand what you can do to protect your child.

In the article below, a version of which appeared in The Daily Signal, our Policy Manager and attorney Stephanie Curry shares more about the FREE guide, available for download at our website. Check it out today!

Meridian Baldacci
Policy and Communications Strategist



How to Stop Schools from Parenting Your Children
By Stephanie Curry

I’m tired of schools trying to play the role of surrogate parents.

Like too many parents across our nation, I’ve become increasingly concerned about the radical social and political ideas that are being forced upon our children in public schools.

While I’m raising my children with biblically based morals and values at home, schools are undermining and refuting those same lessons in the classroom. They’re striving to replace my role as parent, and that isn’t right.

Parents don’t just have a vague and general prerogative to parent their children. Parenting is a fundamental right. It is a foundational cornerstone of a civilized society and a right that is clearly defined and recognized by our constitutional law.

This fundamental right to parent includes the right for us to decide what kind of educational, moral, and religious upbringing our children will have, without unreasonable government interference.

Unfortunately, it seems this ancient right is lost on our modern-day school systems, which work overtime to teach our children a radical moral code of sexual identity—one that violates the beliefs of countless families.

We don’t send our children to public school so they can be forced to consider the morality of sexual lifestyle choices.

We don’t expect our first graders to be prompted to speculate about whether their biological sex is a question that has multiple answers.

We don’t expect teachers to lecture our children about the moral consequences of voting for one candidate over another or to tell our children (illegally) that they can’t pray at lunchtime.

And we certainly don’t send our children to school to be offered free irreversible medical treatments like abortions or encouraged to consider cross-sex hormones without our knowledge or consent.

Once the rare anecdote, these unexpected scenarios are now overflowing across the nation. There is an alarming trend that concerned parents need to know about. What exactly is happening in our schools, and what can parents do to protect their children?

At Family Policy Alliance®, we have released a new book, “Back to School—for Parents,” which takes parents on a journey through each part of the school system where student and parental rights violations are trending.

The guide explains the legal rights you and your child have in the classroom, school bathrooms, sports teams, the nurse’s office, and more.

For example, in the classroom, you have the federal right to view your child’s lesson plans, observe class, and review curriculum. You also have the constitutional right to opt your child out of classroom content that violates your religious and moral beliefs.

In the nurse’s office, you have the right to limit the type of medical treatment your child receives in school, such as declining all “abortion-related” materials.

You have the right to testify at local school board meetings regarding concerns you have.

“Back to School—for Parents” gives you specific suggestions you can carry out today to maintain your rights to parent and define morality for your child even when you send them to school.

“Back to School—for Parents” lays out precisely what you need to know to face the unexpected. So, if your child is silenced in class for their faith, or you encounter radical sexual rights-based education, or you discover what can only be described as pornography on your school’s research database, you’ll be empowered to know exactly what to do to ensure your child is protected.

In addition, co-publisher Focus on the Family has provided guidance for each topic on how to talk to your child about difficult issues with a compassionate, honest, and forthright perspective. The book walks you through conversations with your child on difficult topics, like sexuality, identity, pornography, and more.

With this guide, you no longer have to wonder how you can possibly protect your child’s moral, ethical, and religious beliefs at school—a place where some of the biggest controversial issues of this generation are argued.

We believe parents—not the government—are best at parenting. “Back to School—for Parents” will help provide much-needed support families are seeking so they can do what they do best—parent their child.

The guide is free for download at Family Policy Alliance’s website. Check it out and share it with friends and family today.

 

Earlier this week, we let you know about our brand-new, FREE book for parents: Back to School—for ParentsThis book, which Dr. Michelle Cretella, Executive Director for American College of Pediatricians, called “the most important book a parent will ever read,” is designed to help you understand what’s happening in your child’s school – and do something about it. Each chapter of the book addresses a particular area of the school – the classroom, counselor’s office, school devices, etc.

Wondering what it’s like? Today we’re pleased to offer an abridged excerpt from the “Classroom” chapter. To read more, download your copy of the guide today and share it with friends!

Protecting Your Child in the Classroom
COMPREHENSIVE SEX EDUCATION

Parent/Community Voices
Parents and concerned citizens in Washington state were upset when legislators passed a “Comprehensive Sex Education” (CSE) bill – and started finding out what was in some approved CSE curriculums. One mother said, “I began reading all these lessons for children as young as five that talked about sexual intercourse, how their private organs worked, and even introduced pornography to really young children.” The parents note that activist groups like Planned Parenthood are behind the push to require all schools to teach sexual education.

What’s Happening With Comprehensive Sex Education. . . 
Comprehensive Sex Education (CSE) is a radical “rights-based” sexuality curriculum that is being taught in many public schools, replacing the facts-based sex education of the past. Basic sex education previously promoted abstinence with a focus on biology, pregnancy, and sexually transmitted disease/infection (STD/I) prevention. Today,  well-funded activist non-government organizations, like Planned Parenthood, the Sexuality and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS is a private, activist organization), and Advocates for Youth, are forcing an extremist social and political ideology into our children’s classrooms under the “comprehensive sex education” banner.

It may be a surprise for many parents to learn Planned Parenthood is actually one of the largest writers and distributors of sex education curriculum in the world—a curriculum framework that teaches every child, of any age, has sexual rights, including the right to experience sexual pleasure, no matter what, as long as there is “consent.”

For example, Planned Parenthood materials (that are in many classrooms across the United States) teach:

Sex is always a good decision . . .

. . . no matter what age the child, no matter how risky the sex. . .

. . .no matter how drunk or high the child. . .


. . . And especially without parental involvement!

Be Aware!
How do I recognize Comprehensive Sex Ed in the Classroom?
Not all CSE curriculums will go by this name.  Here are specific examples of content red flags that your school may be teaching radical comprehensive sex education.

CSE Often:
  Sex Education Words We DON’T Like (Red Flagged Words):
  • Teaches Abortion
  • Teaches Contraception & Potentially Promotes Abortifacients
  • Teaches LGBT Sexual Experiences
  • Prohibits Teaching/Stressing Conventional Ideas of Sex,
    Abstinence & Gender Identity
  • Prohibits Stressing Abstinence
  • Requires Sex Ed for Elementary Students

Explanation and examples in the full book!

 
  • “Age-Appropriate”
  • “Consent Education”
  • “Comprehensive”
  • “Culturally Appropriate,” “Culturally Sensitive, or “Inclusive”
  • “Medically Accurate” or “Scientifically Accurate” 
  • “Safe and Healthy Relationships”

Download the full book to learn why these words are red flags and to get a list of common CSE curriculum to watch for.

Know Your Rights! 

 ALSO INCLUDED in the full guide: MORE ways to protect your child, plus resources and tips for talking with your child about sex and related issues!

Want to get the details on what you need to know and what you can do about it? Download our FREE guide today, and be sure to share with friends!

Sincerely,

Meridian Baldacci
Policy and Communications Strategist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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,

Shawn Hyland
Advocacy Director

 

Votes are still being tabulated for congressional races across New Jersey before the state legislature can certify the results. I am thrilled to inform you that our endorsed candidate for the New Jersey state senate seat in District 25, Anthony Bucco Jr., won his reelection campaign! He received more votes than any other person ever to run for a state senate seat in New Jersey under the current plan of 40 districts. Congratulations to Senator Bucco and all our ministry partners that invested in our Get Out the Vote efforts to contact thousands of pro-life, pro-family voters in his district through multiple mailers and digital ads.

The real battle for the soul and stability of our state is in 2021. Our state may have old voices heading to Washington, but we need a new vision in Trenton. This new vision should protect life and God’s design for family as the foundation of society—and especially the right of parents to direct their children’s education. Currently, these historical mainstream beliefs are fiercely opposed by those who hold the highest seats of power in our state government.

Together, we must stand firm against efforts to further undermine the moral fabric of our state in 2021. For that reason, two weeks ago we hosted Win Back NJ featuring Charlie Kirk of Turning Point USA. This virtual event highlighted the fight for parental rights, religious rights, and the right to life. Parents, pastors, and pro-life advocates joined us live in person and by video to encourage you to Win Back NJ.

If you have not yet viewed this event, please take the time this weekend to learn what is happening in your state and how Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey is serving you by protecting students in school, babies in the womb, and pastors in churches.

Finally, this virtual event replaced our normal year end Family Gala fundraising dinner. I must ask you to consider giving a gift today to help strengthen our efforts across the state. Whether it is a gift of $500, $100, $50 or your very best, please pray about what you can do to help Win Back NJ to your values.

Let’s make New Jersey better,

Shawn Hyland
Director of Advocacy

This past weekend, I enjoyed time with my wife shopping in the small businesses around the Jersey Shore. OK. She enjoyed it more. I just came along for damage control of our monthly budget! I happened to come across a brand of clothing that marketed a message in a variety of shirts: “Only NJ Understands NJ.” I honestly cannot refute the message. Our state is #3 in property taxes, #3 in income taxes, #1 in estate taxes; the tolls on major highways were just raised and the gas tax was increased. Our state budget exploded by $6 billion in just three years! Public schools have been handed over to left wing post-modern curriculum and our abortion laws continue to reflect China and North Korea – instead of the more life-affirming stance of 80% of the states in America!

In the upcoming fiscal budget, Governor Murphy and the Legislature agreed to give New Jersey families making under $150,000 per year with at least one child a one-time $500 tax rebate, just in time for next year’s reelection campaign. After that, the rebate will no longer exist, but the stronghold of abortion-on-demand and oversexualized public school priorities will be firmly entrenched in our political system. We must win back New Jersey in 2021! In the upcoming weeks, I will share with you our special virtual fundraiser that will help us accomplish that mission.

In the meantime, please be aware of the following:

New Jersey 2021 Fiscal Budget Passed: The upside-down budget that optimistically predicts $4.5 billion in debt will be passed by the Legislature and most likely signed by the Governor on Friday. This is a reckless disregard for our children who must carry this unsustainable financial burden in years ahead. Planned Parenthood once again received their promised grant of $15.7 million to fund abortions in mostly minority neighborhoods for the next nine months. This appalling use of state funds has become a routine business transaction between Governor Murphy and the abortion lobby in our state. The original proposed budget sought to slash $25 million from community colleges while unapologetically underwriting the global abortion giant of Planned Parenthood.

Ballots Received in New Jersey Homes: The vote by mail election is underway in the Garden State. Ballots have already been mailed this week to some precincts. Not surprising, 35,000 mail in ballots were rejected for 18 different reasons in New Jersey’s July 7 primary. Yet the Governor continues to move full speed ahead in hijacking the election process for his own preferred outcome. I have personal friends who moved out of New Jersey earlier this year and registered to vote in their new state of residence. However, they received two official New Jersey general election ballots this week at TWO previous New Jersey addresses – including one from seventeen years ago! Clearly, the voter rolls are outdated and unverified. If the process is broken from the start, can the results in close congressional districts throughout our state be trusted? Please make sure you are registered to vote! I highly recommend you visit our Elections page to find candidates that represent your convictions regarding abortion restrictions and religious freedom protections for people of faith.

Making New Jersey better,

Shawn Hyland
Director of Advocacy