Take Action: NJ Board of Medical Examiners Proposed Rule Change on Abortion

If you live in New Jersey, please read the information below provided by New Jersey Right to Life and then comment on the Proposed Rule Changes on Abortion published by NJ Board of Medical Examiners.  You have until March 5th to comment.  

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Please note:  It has come to our attention that the NJ Board of Medical Examiners’ website does not make the process for commenting easy so we have updated this alert with specific information to make the process less difficult for you to comment.  Thank you for taking action on this important matter!

The NJ Board of Medical Examiners Published Proposed Rule Changes on Abortion today.  Interested persons can submit comments, information or arguments concerning the proposed changes.  We need to flood the NJ Board of Medical Examiners with our comments opposing these changes on or before March 5, 2021. 
Please share this information with health care professionals, post-abortive women and anyone you think will be concerned about these proposed changes.

Here is a link to the Proposed Changes  

Comments
In order to ensure your comments are received, please send your comments
concerning any rule proposals via email to DCAProposal@dca.lps.state.nj.us.  

Please include the following in your email:

Email Subject Line:  Surgery, Special Procedures, and Anesthesia Services Performed in an Office Setting
 Email Body:  Provide Comments to the Rule Proposal, 
Include: Your  Name,  Affiliation and Contact Information (email address and phone number).

The NJ Board of Medical Examiners voted unanimously to change these rules in September.  Not surprisingly, most of these changes seem to be in line with language in S3030/A4848, the NJ Freedom to Kill Act.  The studies they name in their Rule Proposal to justify the changes are clearly biased studies funded by wealthy abortion supporters. Contrary to their claims, these changes in no way make abortion safer for women.  

According to their Release, the changes and repeal include the following: 

  • repealing the Termination of Pregnancy rule, N.J.A.C. 13:35-4.2, that singles out abortion care for targeted regulation by, among other things, requiring that all terminations of pregnancy be performed only by a physician, and barring office-based terminations beyond 14 weeks gestation; 
  • clearing the path for Advanced Practice Nurses, Physician Assistants, and Certified Nurse Midwives and Certified Midwives to perform early aspiration terminations of pregnancy (in addition to medication-based termination of pregnancy, which is already permitted) and clarifying that these providers are authorized to provide miscarriage treatment; and 
  • updating the regulations to integrate reproductive care within the generally applicable rules designed to ensure the safety of patients who undergo surgery or special procedures in an office setting.

Here is a link to an article about the proposed changes.

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 included in 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.  

Trenton Rally for Life

We are planning our Rally for Life on Friday, January 22, 2021 at 11 a.m. outside the State House Annex in Trenton.  A March through the streets of Trenton will immediately follow. 

We are hoping to have a great crowd and awesome speakers so please mark your calendars and be sure to dress warm.

Download the flyer HERE.  and check our website for any updates or possible changes, www.njrtl.org

Action Needed on The NJ Freedom to Kill Act (S3030/A4848)

Below is information from New Jersey Right to Life on the Freedom to Kill Act and and update on the November 11th and December 2nd  Day of Outrage Protests.  If you live in New Jersey, please take the actions requested.  Please note the Day of Outrage Peaceful Protest which takes place tomorrow and Thursday.  See below for more information. 

 

We thank those who attended our November 11th and December 2nd  Day of Outrage Protests and for acting on our December 4th Alert to ensure that the NJ Freedom to Kill Act (S3030/A4848) was not added to the agenda for the Senate Health Committee hearing.  We had a very good turn-out at the past two protests and received a lot of favorable feedback from the public and even got some favorable press coverage!  We are planning a couple of additional events this month and in January which are included in this email.  

We have been working non-stop; participating in webinars, interviews with media, writing op-eds, and collaborating with several pro-life groups to defeat this horrible bill.   We are continuing to monitor the legislative schedule and will keep you informed of any new movement on the bill.  In the meantime, I wanted to encourage you to continue to take the following action on S3030/A4848 and ask you to mark your calendars for some upcoming events.

The Following Action is Still Needed

Important:  We are hearing that legislators’ phones are either busy, not answered, or their voicemail boxes are full which prevents us from speaking to a live person or leaving a message so we are urging you to also email and send letters via postal mail so that they can’t say they didn’t get your message! Please do this even if you a have contacted your legislators before. We know this will take extra time, especially during the holiday season, but we ask that you take a few minutes while writing out your Christmas cards to write a letter to these legislators on behalf of babies in the womb who have no voice.

Please take the following action, then share this information with 10 friends and ask them to take action and then share it with 10 more friends and ask them to do the same. 

1.  Please email, call and mail letters via postal mail to your State Senator and two Assembly members to oppose the bill.  Please send any response you receive to us at feedback@njrtl.org
                                                      
You can get more information on S3030/A4848 and Take Action HERE 

2.  Also call, email and mail letters via postal mail to Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin urging them NOT to post S3030/A4848  Their address and phone numbers are listed below.  Please send copies of any response you receive to us at feedback@njrtl.org.

Senator Stephen Sweeney
935 Kings Highway, Ste. 400
West Deptford, NJ  08086
Phone:  856 251-9801
Email:  SenSweeney@njleg.org
 
Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin
569 Rahway Avenue
Woodbridge, NJ  07095
Phone:  (732) 855-7441
Email:  AsmCoughlin@njleg.org
 
3.  Consider organizing a local peaceful protest outside your legislator’s office urging him/her to oppose S3030/A4848.  Please let us know if you plan to do this. 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS

Please try to attend some or all of these events and share this information with pro-life friends and family and ask them to attend.  

Burlington County – Day of Outrage Peaceful Protest
Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2020 
TIME:  11am
WHO: Assemblyman Herb Conaway (Co-Sponsor of S3030/A4848) and Chair of Asm. Health Committee 
PLACE: 8002 US 130 Bldg C Ste 450
Delran NJ 08075
 
DATE: Thursday December 17
TIME: 10am
WHO: Senator Troy Singleton (Co-Sponsor of S3030/A4848)
PLACE: 400 North Church St.
Moorestown, NJ 08057
 
Union County – Christmas Caroling and Celebrating the Birth of the Child!
DATE: Saturday, December 19 
TIME: 10-12 am 
PLACE: 985 Stuyvesant Ave., Union 
WHO: Offices of Asw. Annette Quijano (Primary Sponsor of S3030/A4848), Asm. Jamel Holley,(Member of the Asm. Health Committee) and Senator Joe Cryan 
We will Be Singing Christmas Carols and Celebrating the Birth of the Child!  
 
Mercer County
DATE: Friday, January 22, 2021
TIME: 11:00 A.M.
WHAT:  Rally for Life with a March for Life immediately following through the streets of Trenton
PLACE:  State House Annex
145 West State Street, Trenton, NJ
No signs on sticks allowed due to State House regulations.
Website: www.njrtl.org
for information regarding weather and last-minute updates

We Need Your Help to Defeat the NJ Reproductive Freedom Act

New Jersey pro-life warriors are urged to join New Jersey Right to Life on Wednesday, December 2nd for a Day of Outrage to help defeat the  Reproductive Freedom Act being pushed by pro-abortionists.  Please see information below from Mare Tasy, Executive Director for New Jersey Right to Life. 

Pro-abortion sponsors of the NJ Reproductive Freedom Act (S3030/A4848) are aggressively pushing for swift passage of the bill.  Since my last email, more Senators and Assembly Members have signed on as co-sponsors.

Our November 11 Protests were a huge success.  We are now planning our next Day of Outrage on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 and ask you to please attend one or more of these protests, if possible. Please share this information with 10 friends and ask them to share it with 10 more friends. Some signs will be provided.  Please also bring your own hand-made signs.

10 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Essex County
 Assemblywoman Mila Jasey’s office (Primary Sponsor of bill)
Location:  511 Valley Street
Maplewood, NJ  07040

2 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Monmouth County
Senator Vin Gopal and Assemblywoman Joann Downey’s office (Senator Gopal is a co-sponsor and member of the Senate Health Committee and Asw. Downey is a prime sponsor)
Location:  35 West Main Street
Freehold, NJ  07728

1 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Atlantic County
Assemblyman John Armato and Assemblyman Vincent Mazzeo (Asw. Armato is on the Assembly Health Committee and Asm. Mazzeo signed on recently
as a co-sponsor)
Location:  2312 New Road, Suite 101 and 102,
Northfield, NJ  08225

Please also contact your State Senator and two Assembly members to oppose the bill. We have updated our Action Alert to reflect all the sponsors of the Act.  You can take action and view all the sponsors by going to the link below:

Action Needed to Oppose the NJ Reproductive Freedom Act (S3030/A4848)

Also call, email and mail letters via postal mail to Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin urging them NOT to post S3030/A4848.
Their address and phone numbers are listed below:

Senator Stephen Sweeney
935 Kings Highway, Ste. 400
West Deptford, NJ  08086
Phone:  856 251-9801
Email:  SenSweeney@njleg.org

Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin
569 Rahway Avenue
Woodbridge, NJ  07095
Phone:  (732) 855-7441
Email:  AsmCoughlin@njleg.org

BLACK LIVES MATTER? THEN WHY DOES NEW JERSEY LEGISLATE BLACK GENOCIDE?

Please Join in a Day of Outrage – Wednesday, November 11, 2020 in New Jersey.  Information about these two events is listed below.  And please contact the sponsors of the Reproductive Freedom Act and express your outrage at this bill!  Use your own words when calling or use the sample message below.  

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

We Need your help now to educate and inform the public of this callous abominable bill in the New Jersey legislature that makes New Jersey the Abortion Mecca of the world at the expense of the New Jersey Tax Payer.

You will pay for any abortion at anytime for people from anywhere as long as they come to New Jersey to have the abortion.

New Jersey citizens must pay for the abortion!!! Babies born alive from botched abortion may be killed with impunity.

Abortions will be able to be performed by persons who are not licensed physicians!  Women’s Health???

“Day Of Outrage!” Call For Prayerful Protest

Your help is needed immediately to stop the Reproductive Freedom Act,  the most radical abortion bill ever proposed in this state. If this bill is passed, it will codify into law the extreme anti-life policies practiced in only a handful of nations.

This includes:
·  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.
Governor Murphy and the current pro-abortion lawmakers want to end
the debate over the right to life in New Jersey once and for all.  Their
solution is simple: abortion at any time, for any reason, without any
restrictions – without end.

For more information on this radical bill, please view NJRTL’s Facebook
live session HERE

What can you do?

First, join us and over a dozen pro-life organizations for a Day of Action on Wednesday, Nov. 11, in a peaceful protest and prayer gathering led by Rev. Clenard Childress of New Calvary Baptist Church in Montclair. Please register so we can contact you with updated information this week.

We will meet at the offices of the two senate sponsors:

Wed, Nov. 11, 10 am–12 pm: Sen. Loretta Weinberg and Asw. Valerie
Huttle, 545 Cedar Lane, Teaneck New Jersey

Parking in CVS lot across the street and other adjacent lots

Wed, Nov. 11, 2 pm—4 pm: Sen. Linda Greenstein, 1249 S River Rd #105, Cranbury, NJ

There is ample parking in the office complex. Signs will be provided but you can bring you own signs.

Second, I want to urge you to contact the bill sponsors and other key senators who will decide the fate of babies in the womb.  Please  call your legislator and express your outrage.

·  Sen. Fred Madden: (856) 232-6700
·  Sen. Vin Gopal: (732) 695-3371
·  Sen. Ronald Rice: (973) 371-5665
·  Sen. Loretta Weinberg: (201) 928-0100
·  Sen. Linda Greenstein: (609) 395-9911
·  Sen. Lagana: (201) 576-9199
·  Sen. Addiego: (609) 654-1498
·  Sen. Nilsa Cruz Perez: (856) 541-1251

Hello, my name is __________. I am calling about The Reproductive Freedom Act. This is the most dangerous and radical abortion bill ever proposed in our state. It violates conscience protections, puts women at risk in late-term abortions and abortions performed by non-physicians, and prohibits any protections for babies in the womb – even up to birth. I urge  Senator/Assembly ___________  to vote NO. Can we count on him/her to help protect women and children from this unsafe law? 

The bill is most likely scheduled to be heard in committee within weeks.

You can also send a prewritten message to your three legislators from NJRTL’s legislative action center HERE

 

President Trump Signs Pro-LifeGeneva Declaration Promoting Women’s Health & Strengthening the Family

Thirty-two (32) countries signed the Geneva Consensus Declaration on October 22, 2020!  This Declaration represents over one (1) billion people from every corner of the world.  This is very encouraging news for pro-life/pro-family organizations.  Six (6) of these countries were co-sponsors, including the U.S.A.  (see link below to see which countries took a stand for life and family).

My thanks to President Trump for signing this Declaration (see link below to read this one-page declaration).  And many thanks to Marie Tasy, Executive Director, New Jersey Right to Life for passing on this information. 

 

Today, the Trump administration signed the Geneva Consensus Declaration, a multinational agreement on Promoting Women’s Health and Strengthening the Family.   The United States was joined by 31 other country signatories.  

As explained by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, “This Declaration further strengthens the coalition to achieve these four pillars: (1) better health for women, (2) the preservation of human life, (3) strengthening of family as the foundational unit of society, and (4) protecting every nation’s national sovereignty in global politics.”

You can read the text of the Declaration: HERE

This Declaration is the fundamental opposite of the “so-called Reproductive Freedom Act” introduced by pro-abortion extremist Governor Phil Murphy and his like-minded friends in the legislature. 

Please share this life-affirming information with pro-life family and friends.

The election is 12 days away. There is so much at stake in this election concerning the sanctity of human life.    Please don’t forget to vote for President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence and all the candidates endorsed by New Jersey Right to Life PAC.  View a list of our endorsed candidates and voting information by clicking on this link:  HERE

NJ Reproductive Freedom Act is Raw Abuse of Power

The following is a press release from Marie Tasy, Executive Director of New Jersey Right to Life.

 

New Jersey Right to Life:  Reproductive Freedom Act is Raw Abuse of Power that Will Oppress the Will of NJ Voters

On October 2nd the Murphy Administration and pro-abortion legislators announced their plans to introduce a radical abortion bill to expand abortion that appears to be similar to one signed into law by NY Governor Andrew Cuomo in 2019.  View the announcement by Governor Murphy Here

Although the proposed legislation is sure to appease the abortion industry and a small minority of Governor Murphy’s pro-abortion supporters to shore up his base for his re-election, this type of extreme measure is not supported by the majority of people in our state or across our nation who support life protective laws and limits on abortion.   That is surely why the majority party and Governor will not seek voter approval on this type of measure, but instead seek to act in an autocratic manner to oppress the will of the people. 

This announcement follows the unanimous vote made by the NJ Board of Medical Examiners on September 15th to make abortion less safe for women.  The Rule change will now allow abortions to be performed by non-physicians and permit abortions beyond 14 weeks gestation to be performed in an office setting. 

Abortion is not healthcare.  It is an act of violence that wounds countless women and brutally and painfully takes the lives of so many innocent children.  Contrary to the claims of those who make a profit from the bodies of women and the killing of innocent children, abortion is not a safe procedure and laws like this will surely place more women’s lives in danger.

NJ Board of Medical Examiners Votes to Adopt Abortion Rules Which Will Place Women’s Lives in Danger

Some very sad news from New Jersey.  Please see the information from Marie Tasy, Executive Director of New Jersey Right to Life below.  Marie asked that we spread the word about this proposed rule and the extreme, harmful pro-abortion policies of Governor Murphy and his administration. 

The NJ Board of Medical Examiners voted unanimously yesterday to change the rules governing abortion.  As stated in their Press releaseproposed
regulatory changes include:

  • repealing the Termination of Pregnancy rule that singles out abortion care for targeted regulation by, among other things, requiring that all terminations of pregnancy be performed only by a physician, and barring office-based terminations beyond 14 weeks gestation;
  • clearing the path for Advanced Practice Nurses, Physician Assistants, and Certified Nurse Midwives and Certified Midwives to perform early aspiration terminations of pregnancy (in addition to medication-based termination of pregnancy, which is already permitted); and
  • updating the regulations to integrate reproductive care within the generally applicable rules designed to ensure the safety of patients who undergo surgery or special procedures in an office setting.

These proposed rules will be posted on-line in the New Jersey Register in the coming months and the public will have a chance to comment on this proposal.

This was obviously a stealth, backdoor plan which commenced with the election of Governor Murphy to adopt an extreme NY-style abortion law to accede to the demands of his abortion supporters.  Contrary to the NJ Board of Medical Examiners’ false assertions, abortion is not a safe procedure and these proposed rules are sure to place women’s lives and health in danger.  Through their actions, the NJ Board of Medical Examiners’ has clearly forfeited their credibility as an independent agency whose paramount responsibility is to protect the public’s health, safety, and welfare.  The rules certainly don’t protect women, but instead protect those who  shamefully seek to make a profit off of the bodies of women and the death of innocent children.

We will let you know when the comment period commences. Please spread the word about this proposed rule and the extreme, harmful pro-abortion policies of Governor Murphy and his administration.

Murphy’s Democratic Governors Association Receives $100,000 from Planned Parenthood

 

The following is a press release from Marie Tasy, Executive Director
New Jersey Right to Life. 

Democrat Governors Association led by NJ Governor Murphy Receives Donation from Planned Parenthood Abortion Business after receiving $20M+ in NJ state budget

 

MurphyAugust 7, 2020– Today’s NJ Advance Media reports that Governor Murphy helped raise $18.6 million as Chairman of the Democratic Governors Association (DGA) over the last six months.    The article also states that Planned Parenthood donated $100,000 to the DGA.  Given the fact that Murphy has allocated an unprecedented $23+ million in taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood in FY 2020 and he is the current Chair of the DGA, the IRS and DOJ should investigate whether taxpayer dollars provided by Murphy and the Democrat-controlled legislature are being funneled through Planned Parenthood to give to Murphy’s DGA.

On June 30, NJ Governor Phil Murphy Signed a Supplemental Appropriation Bill (A3/S20) which allocated $3.814 Million for Planned Parenthood.   Governor Murphy and the Democrat-controlled Legislature previously allocated $20 Million this year to the abortion lobbying group and Governor Murphy planned to allocate another $20 million in the FY 2021 budget to the abortion business.  It should be noted that these taxpayer funds to Planned Parenthood are allocated without voter approval.  Planned Parenthood is the largest provider of abortions in the nation.   They are also a private, non-profit, political organization that financially supports the Governor and many members of the current party in power at election time.

Now, with this new revelation, it appears that there may also be a quid pro quo arrangement with Planned Parenthood to funnel some of the taxpayer money back to Murphy’s DGA which should, at the very least, warrant an investigation by federal and state authorities.

NJ Planned Parenthood Affiliates Once Again Flout the Law – Ordered to Repay Millions from Coronavirus Relief Funds They Were Ineligible For

Once again we see that Planned Parenthood believes they are above the law by applying for and taking  coronavirus relief funds for which they were not entitled. Please see press release below from Marie Tasy, Executive Director of New Jersey Right to Life. 

PP of NJPlanned Parenthood is once again trying to steal more money from taxpayers.  At least 37 Planned Parenthood affiliates, including two from New Jersey, who were ineligible for funds from the Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program, applied for and received a total of $80 million from the coronavirus relief fund.

Among them are two Planned Parenthood affiliates from New Jersey.   Planned Parenthood Federation of America, which is their parent company, has more than 600 employees.  They took the money even though the loans prohibited organizations with more than 500 employees to apply for the funds.

According to reports released by the Small Business Association (SBA) this past week, Planned Parenthood of Northern and Central New Jersey in Morristown received $2-5 Million and Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan New Jersey based in Newark, which received $1-2 Million.

SBA sent Planned Parenthood a letter stating that their 49 affiliates were ineligible for the loans.  A group of 27 Republican U.S. Senators subsequently sent a letter asking U.S. Attorney General Barr to investigate the matter.  As proof that Planned Parenthood knew they were ineligible for funds, the Senators cited a statement by the Planned Parenthood Action Fund that the Small Business Administration could exclude them from the funding.  The penalty for fraudulent loan applications carries civil and criminal penalties.

This is not the first time Planned Parenthood affiliates in NJ have applied for and received taxpayer funds illegally.

Several years ago, the abortion group was found engaging in fraudulent Medicaid activity in New Jersey. The U.S. Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services  uncovered a consistent problem with New Jersey-based family planning clinics run by the Planned Parenthood abortion business. A government audit found that they were improperly billing Medicaid for services that did not qualify as family planning.

An initial audit revealed New Jersey improperly received federal reimbursement at the enhanced 90 percent rate for 160,955 prescription drug claims that were billed as family planning but did not qualify as family planning services. A letter from the Inspector General to New Jersey officials recommended that New Jersey repay $2,219,746 to the federal government.

On Tuesday, June 30, NJ Governor Phil Murphy signed a Supplemental Appropriation Bill (A3/S20) which allocated $3.814 Million in taxpayer funds for Planned Parenthood.  Planned Parenthood sent a letter to legislators demanding that they vote in favor of the bill and warned them that they intend to score the vote.  The bill passed both houses of the Legislature the day before, along mostly partisan lines.  Governor Murphy and the Democrat-controlled Legislature previously allocated $20 Million this year to the abortion lobbying group and Governor Murphy’s FY 2021 proposed budget allocated another $20 million to the abortion business.

“Our state is facing a $2 Billion deficit, businesses have had to shutter their doors, over 1 million NJ citizens are currently unemployed, and so many worthwhile programs are not being funded, yet the shameful money grab by this legislature and Governor Murphy to use our tax dollars to subsidize and boost Planned Parenthood’s abortion business continues unabated,” said NJRTL Executive Director Marie Tasy.

Planned Parenthood is a private, non-profit, political, partisan organization that financially supports the Governor and many members of his current party at election time.

Commenting on this latest scheme to syphon more money from taxpayers, NJRTL Executive Director Marie Tasy, said, “Planned Parenthood should be immediately charged with civil and criminal penalties and ordered to pay the money back immediately.   It is not surprising that Planned Parenthood would use a global pandemic to try to steal more money from taxpayers.  They have proven to be ruthless pro-abortion political advocates that will go to any length to protect their bottom line.”