Please come down to Trenton on Monday, May 23rd to let your voice be heard.
Event, Place and Time: Rally on Monday, May 23, 2011 at 12 noon on the Steps of the State House in Trenton, followed by 2 p.m. Senate Voting Session, Senate Gallery, 2nd floor of State House
Purpose: Oppose S2899, bill to fund Planned Parenthood
Revenue forecasts show that NJ is getting approximately $900 million from income tax returns and Senator Weinberg believes that $7.5M of it should go to Planned Parenthood!
That’s right. I just received word that Senator Loretta Weinberg introduced bill S2899 to fund Planned Parenthood family planning clinics today and Senate President Stephen Sweeney agreed to post it for a 2 p.m. Senate vote on Monday, May 23rd. In a statement released today, Senator Sweeney called Senator Weinberg, “a tireless advocate for women” and thanked her for her “constant and consistent fight on behalf of the women of New Jersey.” They are furious at Governor Christie for repeatedly vetoing bills to restore funds to their favorite core constitutency – Planned Parenthood.
Bill S2899 was introduced today, placed on 2nd reading and scheduled for a vote on Monday. The reason they are rushing this bill through is because they are hoping NJ citizens aren’t paying attention. Just last week, NJRTL exposed a 39 page deficiency report obtained through an Open Public Records Act Request. The Report was issued by the NJ Department of Health and involved a recent inspection of Planned Parenthood of Mercer County’s abortion and family planning clinic citing numerous health and safety violations. This report follows a videotape showing a Planned Parenthood clinic employee aiding and abetting sex traffickers of minor girls as young as 13.
By pushing to fund Planned Parenthood in spite of its criminal activity and violation of health and safety laws, both of which place the lives of women and young girls in immediate danger, Senator Weinberg proves she is not a champion of women. She is a champion and tireless advocate for Planned Parenthood and is fighting to fund them with our hard earned money. That is why NJRTL has scheduled a rally in Trenton on Monday at 12 noon to support Governor Christie’s veto of these bills and expose Weinberg and Sweeney’s political chicanery in the name of women’s health.
Can I count on you to stand with me on Monday, May 23rd to send a message to our Senators to vote No on S2899 and let them know we are watching how they vote? Please send this message to all your pro-life friends and family and please plan to attend the rally at 12 noon Monday, followed by the 2 p.m. Senate voting session, if possible! Mothers with small children are welcome! Please email me to let me know whether you will attend. Please also send a prewritten message to your State Senator, two Assembly members and Governor Christie from the Legislative Action center of our Website on this matter. Here is the link to the page. Thank you!
Marie Tasy, Executive Director New Jersey Right to Life