New Jersey Right to Life Invites All Prolifers to Attend Their January 22nd Rally for Life

Below is information from the New Jersey Right to Life on their annual Rally for Life in Trenton on January 22nd.  A flyer for this event is at the bottom of this post.  Please consider printing it out and distributing to all your pro-life family and friend, and if you live in or around Trenton, NJ, please plan to attend.  (Those who live in Bucks County, Pennsylvania may want to attend this rally as well.)

Trenton Rally for Life

Please note:  Rally will start promptly at 11:00 a.m.  Please plan to arrive on time and dress according to weather conditions.

Bus Information

A bus has been scheduled from Piscataway in Middlesex County to the Trenton rally.  See information on rally flyer. Also, a bus is scheduled from Glen Rock in Bergen County  Contact the organizer at this link: Rally for Life 1.22.2020

Please check back with us periodically or call our office during regular business hours for additional bus information 732 562 0562

Other Rally events:

Fellowship Capital City Church is honored to support the Rally for Life on January 22nd. Please see below for the details.

Ecumenical Pro-Life Service 

  • 10:00 – 10:30 AM
  • Trenton War Memorial Theater: Lafayette Street Entrance
  • 1 Memorial Drive, Trenton, 08608
  • Shuttle over to the Rally for Life available for those needing assistance

Stay Warm at the Rally for Life

  • Please stop by our table for free hot chocolate and hand/foot warmers

Rally for Life Warmup Lunch 

  • Free hot lunch immediately following the Rally
  • Trenton War Memorial Theater: Lafayette Street Entrance
  • 1 Memorial Drive, Trenton, 08608 (two blocks from Rally)
  • Pro-Life Apologetics: Presenting a Compelling Case for Life
  • Learn how to leverage truth and logic to persuade others to the Pro-Life position

Pastor Brennan Coughlin

Fellowship Capital City Church

945 West State Street (offices)

Trenton, NJ 08618

609.304.9302

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Governor Murphy Signs Bill To Force NJ Taxpayers to Subsidize Planned Parenthood’s Abortion Empire

The following  is a press release from Marie Tasy, Executive Director of New Jersey Right to Life, on Governor Murphy signing Bill A5802/S4103 into law adding $9.5 Million in Taxpayer Money to Partisan, Political Organizations, in particularly Planned Parenthood.  

 

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The signing of A5802 last week is a disgraceful money grab by the Majority Party and Governor which will use our tax dollars to circumvent federal law to repay and subsidize a private, non- profit organization who financially supports them at election time.

A5802 will allocate $9.5 Million from the general fund, which is money generated by NJ taxpayers, exclusively to NJ Planned Parenthood affiliates to replace funds they will not be receiving from the Federal Title X Program because they refused to comply with new rules requiring Title X family planning recipients to physically and financially separate their abortion business from their family planning services.

The taxpayers of NJ should not be forced to fund abortion – and make no mistake – that is what this bill will do. Abortion is not healthcare. It is an act of violence that that wounds countless women and brutally and painfully takes the lives of so many innocent children. Poll after poll show that regardless of an individual’s position on this issue, the majority do not want their tax dollars used to fund abortion. That is surely why the majority party and Governor will not seek voter approval on these measures, but instead have sought to act in an autocratic manner to oppress the will of the people.

Presently, no other family planning providers in NJ have announced their refusal to comply besides Planned Parenthood. $10.5 Million in state taxpayer funds was previously allocated in the FY 2020 state budget this past June for NJ Family Planning providers, the bulk of which will be disbursed to the 22 NJ Planned Parenthood affiliates that dominate the League of providers. Bill A5802 will now add another $9.5 Million to that amount.

During the years NJ Planned Parenthood affiliates were not receiving state taxpayer funds, their Annual Reports showed that the entity was more than able to raise its own funds.

According to their 2016 IRS 990 Financial Report which is the most recent report publicly available, Planned Parenthood of Northern, Central and Southern New Jersey’s total revenue including private contributions was $30.5 Million dollars. Their employee salaries totaled $14.9 Million dollars. Their net income after expenses was $4.2 Million.

It is a misnomer to suggest that women will not be able to get their full breadth of health services anywhere but Planned Parenthood. In fact, there are over 100 Federally Qualified Health Centers in NJ which provide a full range of essential health care services to primarily disadvantaged populations. These services include mammogram screenings, prenatal care and a host of other comprehensive health services, including transportation, which Planned Parenthood does not provide.

Planned Parenthood Funding Bill Scheduled for Assembly Vote on November 25th – New Jersey Action Alert!

If you live in New Jersey, please read Marie Tasy’s request below and take the necessary action.  It’s about time we stop funding through out tax dollars the killing machine known as Planned Parenthood.  And please try to make the Rally at the State House in Trenton on Monday, November 25th!  

 

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from Marie Tasy, Executive Director, New Jersey Right to Life 

The Assembly has scheduled a vote on the Planned Parenthood funding bill, A5802 on Monday, November 25, 2019.

The Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee has not yet scheduled a hearing on the Senate companion bill (A4103), but may do so in December.  Right now, it is critically important that you do the following:

1.  Please call and email your 2 Assembly Members and State Senator to urge them to Vote No on A5802/S4103.  Please do this even if you have contacted them previously.  You can call and email them by clicking on the link here: Vote No on S4103/A5802

You can obtain the names of your 2 Assembly Members by calling the Office of Legislative Services at 1-800-792-8630 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.  You will need to provide your town and zip code when calling.     You can also search for your 2 Assembly Members and State Senator by looking up your municipality: Here

2.  Please plan to come down to Trenton on Monday, November 25, 2019.   Planned Parenthood will be there demanding the use of our tax dollars so they can continue to destroy the lives of precious babies and injure women, and we must be there on November 25th as well to oppose and resist this shameful funding scheme.   It is vital that we continue to have a strong presence at the State House on this day to lobby our Assembly Members to Vote No on the bill and let them know we are watching how they vote.   

What You Should Know if You are Coming to the State House on November 25th:

Plan to meet in the State House Cafeteria on Monday, November 25th by 9 a.m.  Bring your photo ID which you will need to go through security at the State House and for parking in the Underground State House Garage.  Inform the security guard(s) that you are there to attend the Assembly Voting Session. For parking locations and directions to the State House, click here

Please remember to be cordial when speaking to legislators even if they disagree with our point of view.  Our message:  Please Vote No on A5802/S4103. I don’t want my tax dollars used to fund Planned Parenthood’s abortion business.  We will provide labels to wear on your clothing.

Please do not engage with proponents of the bill while you are at the State House. I can’t stress this enough. Please remember, we are there to use our valuable time to convince our lawmakers that this bill should be defeated.

I look forward to seeing you in Trenton on Monday, November 25th!  Please help us keep up the pressure on our legislators to Vote No on this bill.   RSVP to feedback@njrtl.org by Friday, November 22nd to let me know if you can join us in Trenton on November 25th.  

Please also mark your calendar and plan to attend our Annual Rally for Life in Trenton on Wednesday, January 22, 2020.  Click here for details and do share with friends and family!

Take Action! New Jersey Democratic Leaders & Governor Murphy Plan to Fund Planned Parenthood

Below is an urgent message for those who live in New Jersey from Marie Tasy, Executive Director of the New Jersey Right to Life. 

Please take a few moments to contact your two Assembly Members and State Senator to vote NO to funding Planned Parenthood with your tax dollars. Suggest they give the 8.8 million  they are planning to give Planned Parenthood to local pregnancy helps centers where women actually receive the help they need. 

 

Defund Planned Parenthood

As as you know, Planned Parenthood has refused  to comply with the new Title X regulations which require that in order to continue receiving federal tax dollars they can no longer refer, or counsel for abortion  as a method of family planning. It also requires they physically separate their abortion facilities from their  family planning services locations.

Please take action immediately!

Please click on the link to the story below to find out more about this scheme and then call and email your 2 Assembly Members and State Senator NOW and tell them to Vote No on any measure to use taxpayer money to fund Planned Parenthood’s abortion  business. As indicated, they are going to try to vote on this measure some time in September. Please  share this with all pro life friends and family and individuals  who don’t want their tax dollars to fund abortion.

You can find and search for your 3 state legislators  here

Here is a link to the NJ.com story

Murphy Administration Asks Supreme Court to End Restraining Order to Stop NJ Assisted Suicide Law

The following is from Marie Tasy, Executive Director of the New Jersey Right to Life.  Please read her commentary below as well the article in the NJBIZ from Daniel J. Munoz. 

We have just learned that the Murphy Administration has asked the NJ Supreme Court to end the restraining order halting the NJ Assisted Suicide law. Let’s hope the NJ Supreme Court refuses their request. 

We will continue to keep you apprised as we learn of new developments in this case.

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By: Daniel J. Munoz 
August 19, 2019 3:07 pm

State officials are asking the New Jersey Supreme Court to end a judge’s halt on implementing the state’s “Aid in Dying” law, which will allow physician-assisted suicide of certain terminally ill patients.

Last week Mercer County Judge Paul Innes sided with a Bergan county physician, Dr. Yoseff Glassman of Bergenfield, who wanted the law declared unconstitutional and struck down, making the argument that the state has not yet rolled out enough regulations for the law, which went into effect on Aug. 1.

The Aug. 16 appeal filed by the Office of Attorney General Gurbir Grewal asks the appeals court to lift the temporary restraining order while the lawsuit moves through the court system.

This one was not an easy one to get to, but I got convinced that it shouldn’t be the law that dictates how things end … But it should be you and your loved ones.

– Gov. Phil Murphy

Glassman and his attorney, E. David Smith of Smith & Associates, will file their own response to the appeal this week.

“We’re going to vigorously fight that injunction,” Gov. Phil Murphy said at an unrelated press conference on Aug. 15 in Edison.

“It is really hard for me, particularly given growing up as a Catholic… This one was not an easy one to get to, but I got convinced that it shouldn’t be the law that dictates how things end,” he added. “But it should be you and your loved ones.”

A hearing on the legal validity of the “Aid in Dying” law is scheduled for Oct. 23. Until then doctors will be barred from writing any lethal prescriptions.

The judge’s decision “has disrupted the status quo, creating mass confusion among physicians and terminally ill patients,” the filing reads. “This disruption will irreparably harm such patients’ mental well-being and force them to continue in the intense suffering, pain, and indignity of terminal illnesses,” it adds. “Indeed, the attorney general is aware of one such family who was denied a prescription today based on the trial court’s order.

Under the measure – formally called the Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act, signed by Murphy in April – a doctor can prescribe life-ending medicine to someone with a terminal illness who has no more than six months to live. The measure requires a 15-day waiting period between when the patient requests the medication and when the doctor can write a prescription. Patients have to demonstrate that they are mentally sound and not being coerced into making the decision.

“What we believe [this law] is creating is a separate category of human beings, a life unworthy of life,” Smith said at a Monday press conference in Trenton.

Smith alleged that the law ran afoul of a 1976 Karen Ann Quinn New Jersey Supreme Court decision, wherein a comatose patient was taken off of life support, and that the ruling mandated that life-ending medication cannot be prescribed by doctors.

Additionally, Smith contested that a mandate that a doctor who refuses to take part in the life-ending procedure would still be required to hand over the patient’s medical records to a person seeking the option essentially coerces the doctor to take part in the process. Smith also alluded to a sort of slippery slope if the law continues. The minimum age for requesting the prescription might be lowered, for example.

“Once the process starts, it can grow and grow, the restrictions become lax, there’s no telling where it will stop,” Assemblyman Robert Auth, R-39th District, said at the Monday press conference.

“Family members might put this on… granny’s apple sauce,” Smith said. Or doctors and other medical staff, as well as the patient’s family, might find ways to circumvent the patient’s opposition to ending their own life. Without offering proof, he alleged that similar scenarios have already played out in Oregon and the Netherlands.

The measure has drawn considerable opposition, such as from the American Medical Society. The state Legislature narrowly approved the measure in both the Assembly and Senate. And, Auth unveiled his own legislation that would repeal the aid in dying law.

“That is not something that should be engaged in,” Auth said.

The points of the lawsuit were heavily disputed by one of the main sponsors of the bill, Assemblyman John Burzichelli, D-3rd District, who said the suit was an “eleventh-hour” effort to halt the measure.

The patient records, Burzichelli contended, are the property of the patient, and a doctor – who might be opposed to assisted suicide –would have no legal grounds for withholding those records from another physician who might engage in the process, Burzichelli told NJBIZ.

And, the legislation was meticulous and clear in crafting its wording by which state officials and physicians must adhere to when prescribing life-ending medication – contrary to the argument that there had not been enough regulations governing the law, according to Burzichelli.

“Nothing new was offered by Glassman’s attorney at today’s press conference,” Burzichelli added in a statement. “The details he discussed today have all been addressed as we worked nearly seven years to refine the legislation.”

Daniel Munoz covers politics and state government for NJBIZ. You can contact him at dmunoz@njbiz.com.

New Jersey Action Alert: Tell your 3 State Legislators to Protect Religious Employers’ Exemption

Vote No on A5508/S3804

 

Take Action on Religious Freedom

from Marie Tasy, Executive Director – New Jersey Right to Life

The NJ Legislature has fast tracked a package of healthcare bills which include A5508/S3804.  Unfortunately, the bills will expand insurance coverage for abortion inducing drugs and eliminate the religious employers’ exemption contained in New Jersey law (P.L. 2005, C.251).

If the religious employers’ exemption is eliminated, Catholic parishes, schools and other Religious institutions would be forced to provide insurance coverage for abortion inducing drugs.

Please click on the link below ASAP to urge your legislators to Vote No on A5508/S3804.  These bills are being fast-tracked so please take this action immediately!

Ask the Legislature to Protect the Religious Employers’ Exemption

 

 

 

NJ Pro-Life Assembly Bills Introduced – Action Needed

from Marie Tasy, Executive Director – New Jersey Right to Life 

I wanted to make you aware of three new pro-life Assembly bills listed below that we have worked with legislators to help craft and introduce.

Senate companion versions will be introduced shortly.

Take Action

Please thank the legislative sponsors of these bills and if your legislators did not sponsor these bills, please contact them and ask them to become a co- sponsor these bills.  Please also ask them to urge their leadership to  post the bills for a vote asap.  Please share this information with your pro-life networks, friends and family.

The NJ Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (A5287)
Click here to view the Assembly sponsors of A5287
Click here to read more about the bill

The bill is modeled after the federal bill by the same name.  It provides that, if an abortion or attempted abortion results in a child born alive, any health care professional present at the time the child is born alive is to exercise the same degree of professional skill, care and diligence to preserve the life and health of the child as a reasonably diligent and conscientious health care professional would render to any other child born alive at the same gestational age, and ensure that the child is immediately transported and admitted to a hospital for treatment.

The bill imposes the following penalties:

  • Any person who violates the provisions of the Act is to be guilty of a crime of the third degree punishable by three to five years in prison, a fine of up to $15,000, or both.
  • A person who intentionally performs or attempts to perform an overt act that kills a child born alive following an abortion or attempted abortion is to be guilty of violating N.J.S. 2C:11-3, punishable by 30 years to life in prison.
  • A health care professional and any employee who has knowledge of a failure to comply with the requirements of this bill’s provisions is to immediately report the failure to an appropriate State or federal law enforcement agency or both or be guilty of a crime of the fourth degree, punishable by imprisonment for up to 18 months, a fine of up to $10,000 or both.

The bill exempts the mother of a child born alive following an abortion or attempted abortion from prosecution.

A5525 Repeals “Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act.” 
This bill will repeal the NJ Assisted Suicide bill signed into law by Governor Murphy on April 12, 2019.

Prime Sponsor: 
  • Asm. Robert Auth
Co-Sponsors:
  • Parker Space
    Ronald Dancer
    John DiMaio

A5469 makes it a crime of the first degree to coerce a patient to request medication pursuant to the “Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act” or to forge a patient’s request for such medication.

This bill addresses some of the flaws in the NJ Assisted Suicide bill signed by Governor Murphy on April 12, 2019.

Sponsors:

Auth, Robert   as Primary Sponsor

DiMaio, John   as Co-Sponsor

Peterson, Erik   as Co-Sponsor

Dancer, Ronald S.   as Co-Sponsor

Handlin, Amy H.   as Co-Sponsor

Thomson, Edward H.   as Co-Sponsor

DiMaso, Serena   as Co-Sponsor

McGuckin, Gregory P.   as Co-Sponsor

Wolfe, David W.   as Co-Sponsor

Clifton, Robert D.   as Co-Sponsor
Thank you so much for acting on our Alerts and continuing to be a voice for the voiceless!

New Jersey Action Alert: Radical Extremists Target Assembly Sponsors of NJ Born Alive Infant Protection Act

Below is an urgent request from New Jersey Right to Life.  If you live in New Jersey it’s important that you contact the Assembly members below and thank them for their support of the NJ Born Alive Infant Protection Act.  You will find  links to their contact information at the end of this post. 

from Marie Tasy, Executive Director – New Jersey Right to Life 

This past Tuesday, organized, paid abortion extremists held rallies and protests in the wake of the recent pro-life legislation signed into law by the Governors of Alabama and Georgia.

Several took place in New Jersey with some of the leaders protesting the offices of NJ Assembly sponsors of A5287, the NJ Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, legislation modeled after the federal law by the same name that would provide that babies who survive an abortion will be given the same care as any other child born alive at the same gestational age would receive.

Some of the leaders urged individuals to even send coat hangers to the legislative sponsors’ offices.  I have provided a link to one of the news articles HERE

Take Action

Below are the names of the Assembly sponsors of A5287.   Please contact these legislators (especially if you live in one of their districts), to thank them for sponsoring this humane, common sense bill.  Please let them know that we have their backs and are proud of them for sponsoring this bill and taking a strong stand against infanticide. 

If you hear of any future protests of legislators’ offices or plans to do so, please let us know and consider attending or organizing a peaceful, counter protest so our legislators know we support them!

Space, Parker   as Primary Sponsor

Wirths, Harold J.   as Primary Sponsor

DeCroce, BettyLou   as Primary Sponsor

Auth, Robert   as Co-Sponsor

Dancer, Ronald S.   as Co-Sponsor

Howarth, Joe   as Co-Sponsor

DiMaio, John   as Co-Sponsor

Peterson, Erik   as Co-Sponsor

Webber, Jay   as Co-Sponsor

Carroll, Michael Patrick   as Co-Sponsor

Bucco, Anthony M.   as Co-Sponsor

Schepisi, Holly T.   as Co-Sponsor

Peters, Ryan E.   as Co-Sponsor

Thomson, Edward H.   as Co-Sponsor

Kean, Sean T.   as Co-Sponsor

DiMaso, Serena   as Co-Sponsor

Clifton, Robert D.   as Co-Sponsor

DePhillips, Christopher P.   as Co-Sponsor

NJ Board of Medical Examiners Finally Orders 7 NJ Abortion clinics operating illegally to be sold

 

from Marie Tasy, Executive Director, New Jersey Right to Life 

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You may recall that when abortionist Steven Brigham’s license was revoked by the NJ Board of Medical Examiners several years ago, he was required to sell his abortion clinics.  In what was called a “sham transfer of ownership” by the NJ Attorney General, Brigham assigned ownership to abortionist Vikram Kaji and Brigham became the administrator for the clinics. Brigham has tried to appeal the revocation of his license several times but the courts have repeatedly denied his request.  The NJ Board of Medical Examiners recently found Kaji to be incompetent to practice medicine and is now ordering him to sell the 7 abortion clinics.  This has been a long drawn out saga, but we are hopeful that NJ has finally seen the last of these two disgraced abortionists.

(Read  article in the Philadelphia Inquirer on this subject by clicking here.)

 

 

 

 

Reminder: Early Registration Rate for the NJRTL Banquet ends 1 Week from Today! Register Now!

 

from Marie Tasy, Executive Director – New Jersey Right to Life 

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I wanted to remind you that the deadline to get a reduced rate for our upcoming Banquet is April 3, that’s one week from today!

Please don’t miss out on the opportunity to get the early registration rate for our May 3 Banquet! 

Our Keynote Speaker is Trey Gowdy
We are so excited this year to have Trey Gowdy as our Keynote Speaker.

Trey Gowdy was a federal and state prosecutor for 16 years prosecuting the full range of crime including murder, homicide by child abuse, armed robbery, kidnapping, carjacking and the murder of a federal witness. He was recognized statewide for excellence in domestic violence and drunk driving prosecutions, nationally for excellence in death penalty litigation, and by victim groups for his unfailing commitment to victim rights.

As a prosecutor he also ran diversion programs, expanded Drug Court, and implemented a Protocol for expectant mothers addicted to controlled substances.

In 2011, Trey left the courtroom for congress where he served for 8 years participating in the some of our country’s most significant and high profile investigations.  In 2018 he co-authored a book titled “Unified” with his best friend in all of politics, Senator Tim Scott. Their book was a New York Times bestseller.

Also, in 2018 he announced he would not seek re-election to congress. Instead he would return to South Carolina to practice law and hopefully grow old with his wife of 30 years, Terri, who is a first grade school teacher. They have two children Watson and Abigail and three dogs: Jury, Bailiff and Dallas.

During his 8 years in the United States Congress, Rep Gowdy tackled high-profile investigations and is considered one of the most versatile and skilled legal experts in Congress. Mr. Gowdy considers himself ‘pro-life plus” and is looking forward to helping pregnancy centers and pro-life groups raise funds to help continue their important work.

Our Master of Ceremonies is Bill Spadea

As an added bonus, we are happy to announce that Bill Spadea will be our Master of Ceremonies.  Bill is the morning talk show drive host at 101.5FM Radio and TV Host of Channel 9’s Chasing News.  Most recently, Bill spoke out about the value of life and hosting our upcoming Banquet on Chasing News.  Below is a link to that segment:

Innocent Life is Valuable

Please register by April 3rd to get the reduced registration rate and to ensure a seat at NJRTL’s May 3rd Banquet Dinner.  Space is limited so please don’t delay in registering.

If you wish to have a photo taken with Trey Gowdy, please sign up for our 5:30 p.m. VIP Reception.  Again, space is limited for the VIP Reception, as well.    To download our Registration form, please click on the link below.

2019 Banquet Registration Form

Call us at 732 562 0562 to register over the phone with a credit card.

Please don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to join with so many pro-life friends and families to celebrate the precious Gift of Life.

Don’t forget to register by April 3rd to get the early registration rate!

I look forward to seeing you on Friday, May 3rd!

See previous post on this event by clicking here