TRENTON — For the second time in less than four days, Gov. Chris Christie has changed his position on when and how he did a turnaround on supporting New Jersey’s semiautomatic weapons ban. Christie, appearing on a taped interview that aired Sunday morning, conceded it was his time traveling the country as governor and chairman of… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: January 10th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: 2016 Presidential politics, Chris Christie, Gun Control, Planned Parenthood | 1 Comment »
During the U.S. Senatorial debate on Friday when Cory Booker and Steve Lonegan were calling each other extremists, Lonegan charged that Booker supports late term and partial birth abortions.
Booker countered, “I support, when it comes to a woman’s right to choose, the law of the land as it is right now.”
However, Booker told a different story to Planned Parenthood and the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL) a different story while seeking their endorsements to be New Jersey’s next U.S. Senator.
MMM has obtained an endorsement memo that Booker provided to Planned Parenthood and a completed questionnaire he provided NARAL. The documents were leaked a Google Group which has since been closed to public view.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Abortion, Cory Booker, Planned Parenthood, Steve Lonegan | Tags: #NJSen, Abortion, Cory Booker, Kevin Griffis, LUPE Fund, NARAL, Planned Parenthood, Special Senate Election, Steve Lonegan | 2 Comments »
Update: The General Assembly will vote on these bills today! Take Action!
The Senate Budget Committee released these bills on Tuesday. I testified against both bills. Read the article here. Please call your state assembly members today and tell them to vote no on
A4171 and A4172. The Senate will most likely take the bills on Monday so please call them also and tlel them to vote No. Thank you.
State Legislation – Take Action Immediately!
Pro-Abortion Democrat State Legislators have once again introduced bills to use taxpayer dollars to fund Planned Parenthood despite the fact that Governor Christie has vetoed similar measures four times. The Assembly Budget Committee released the following two bill this afternoon and the Senate Budget Committee has scheduled them for a hearing tomorrow.
Live Action Video released a tape of a Perth Amboy Planned Parenthood office manager coaching an actor posing as a pimp how to “beat the system” set up to protect underage sex trafficking victims. Media Matters for America, a liberal media watchdog, called the video a hoax and defended Planned Parenthood for alerting the FBI about a potential multistate sex trafficking ring. Amy Woodruff, the Planned Parenthood office manager, was fired. Frank Pallone was silent on the matter. The Asbury Park Press issued an inaccurate editorial defending Planned Parenthood.
The U.S. Census Bureau released the results of the 2010 census. New Jersey lost a congressional district. Hispanics became the state’s largest minority group. New Jersey’s population shifted from the north to the southern and central regions of the state.
New Jersey’s newpaper industry appealed to Trenton Democrats to maintain their corporate welfare in the form of “legal advertising.”
Congressman Christopher Lee, (R-Buffalo, NY) resigned three hours after gawker.com published shirtless photos of him that he had sent to a woman seeking a date via craigslist.
By-laws, and the lack thereof, for the Monmouth GOP became a hot topic for a week or two.
Red Bank Councilman Ed Zipprich likened Congressman Chris Smith and American Catholics opposed to abortion to the Arizona shooter.
Freeholder Deputy Director John Curley called for a public review of Brookdale Community College’s budget and spending after learning of expensive country club memberships and a housing allowance for college President Dr. Peter Burnham. Burnham had drafted a budget that called for a 8.2% tuition increase and blamed the need for the increase on the Freeholder Board reducing the county subsidy for the college.
Red Bank Councilman Michael Dupont and Shrewsbury attorney Brian Nelson fought over the Sayreville Borough Attorney’s job.
The Republican Association of Princeton was reconstituted as The Lincoln Club of New Jersey under the leadership of Scott Sipprelle.
Manalapan Mayor Andrew Lucas, Wall Committeeman George Newberry and Spring Lake Councilman Gary Rich launched their campaigns for the GOP nomination for Freeholder.Posted: December 27th, 2011 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2011 Year in review | Tags: 2010 Census, Abortion, American Catholics, Amy Woodruff, Andrew Lucas, Asbury Park Press, Atlantic City, Brian Nelson, Brookdale Community College, Chris Christie, Chris Smith, Christoper Lee, Ed Zipprich, Frank Pallone, Gary Rich, Gawker.com, George Newberry, John Curley, Legal Advertising, Lincoln Club of New Jersey, Live Action Video, Media Matters, Michael Dupont, Monmouth GOP, Newspaper Industry, Oceanport Taskforce on Monmouth Park, Peter Burnham, Planned Parenthood, Sayreville, Scott Sipprelle | 11 Comments »
If you’ve been following the snooze lately, you might have heard that NJ’s own UMDNJ tried to force nurses with religious or moral objections into assisting with abortions, which seems to be a violation of Federal and State law. UMDNJ has countered by arguing that they are requiring their nurses to assist with “pre-” and “post-” care, which sounds like a case of testing semantics to me. Regardless of if their order for nurses to assist at any point violates the federal or state law, there seems to be another, much larger problem that is going unnoticed in the snooze; UMDNJ performs abortions.
Maybe that’s old news to you the reader, but it was news to me because, at least as far as I knew, federal law, specifically the Hyde Amendment, prohibits federal tax dollars from funding abortions. UMDNJ boasts on it’s website “Over the last five years, UMDNJ has attracted $628 million in federal research grants.” In other words, UMDNJ has received $628 million in federal dollars, and performs abortions. They may or may not have received funds directly for abortions, but it wasn’t so long ago that the US House Voted for strip funding from Planned Parenthood after similar concerns about abortions being performed there were brought to light.
It also seems important to note that NJ Governor Chris Christie, who seems to be openly pro-life, and “as the U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Christie led a federal takeover of UMDNJ in 2005 amid allegations of fiscal mismanagement and political corruption at the institution.” More recently, Governor Chris Christie gave an OK to merge UMDNJ, where abortions are performed and federal tax money is sent, with Rutgers, the State University of NJ, that also receives state, and probably federal money. The best I can hope is that, like me, Chris Christie will find it news that UMDNJ performs abortions, but unlike me, he’ll be able to do something about it. And, in the opinion of this Average No One, this issue should matter to you regardless of if you are pro-life or pro-choice because the issue is really about where your federal tax money is going, and if a federal law is being broken by spending your tax money on abortions.Posted: November 14th, 2011 | Author: admin | Filed under: Abortion, Planned Parenthood, UMDNJ | Tags: Abortion, Planned Parenthood, UMDNJ | 3 Comments »
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
By Art Gallagher
H.R. 3, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, championed by Congressman Chris Smith, passed the House of Representatives this week, 251-175. All Republicans in the House and 16 Democrats voted for the bill’s passage.
The bill would make permanent the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits federal funding of abortion through Medicaid and other federal programs. Additionally “indirect subsidies” like tax credits and deductions for abortions, insurance premiums on policies that cover abortion, and the use of tax-exempt savings plans to pay for abortion, are prohibited by the measure.
The bill has less of a chance to pass the Democratically controlled Senate than a African American or Hispanic fetus has of surviving its mother’s visit to a Planned Parenthood clinic.Posted: May 5th, 2011 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Abortion, Chris Smith, Planned Parenthood | Tags: Abortion, Congressman Chris Smith, Planned Parenthood | 9 Comments »
By Art Gallagher
Red Bank Councilman Ed Zipprich (D) compared Congressman Chris Smith and a planned Catholic procession organized by the Diocese of Trenton from St. Anthony of Padua Church to the Planned Parenthood clinic on Newman Springs Rd to the deranged man who shot Arizona Congressman Gabby Giffords and 18 others, killing six people, according to a story on RedBankGreen.
“In light of what happened to Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, we need to pay attention to a matter of public safety,” Zipprich said, “especially since Congressman Smith has offered a bill to redefine rape.”
Zipprich’s comments were made while the council was approving permits for two dozen public events, including the Catholic Red Bank Witness for Life.
Zipprich abstained from voting on the permit which was approved by the council.Posted: February 15th, 2011 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Red Bank | Tags: Diocese of Trenton, Ed Zipprich, Planned Parenthood, Red Bank | 15 Comments »
By Art Gallagher
Hispanics have surpassed African Americans as the largest minority group in New Jersey, according to the 2010 U.S. Census figures released this week. The census reported 1,555,144 Latinos living in the Garden State in 2010 compared to 1,204,826 African Americans.
Over the decade, the Hispanic population grew 39% in New Jersey from 1,117,191 reported in the 2000 census. The African American population declined .6% from 1,211,750.
Apparently Planned Parenthood’s Negro Project which seeks to limit the growth of the African American community by encouraging abortions is working in New Jersey.Posted: February 4th, 2011 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Abortion, Planned Parenthood, US Census | Tags: Abortion, Hispanic population growth, Negro Project, Planned Parenthood, US Census | 1 Comment »
By Art Gallagher
Amy Woodruff, the office manager of the Perth Amboy Planned Parenthood office caught on tape cooperating with people she believed to be engaged in underage prostitution and sex trafficking, by pro-life activists from LiveAction.org, has been fired, according to a report in the Star Ledger.
LiveAction has been subject to criticism for releasing an edited abridged version of their undercover video. In response, they have released the entire video which can be viewed here.
Yet releasing the full video of the Perth Amboy undercover visit does not tell the whole story. Nor does it absolve LiveAction of its well deserved criticism. LiveAction and their leader, Lila Rose, set their cause back with this stunt.
LiveAction’s undercover “reporters” visited Planned Parenthood offices in five states and the District of Columbia as part of their sting, including the Shrewsbury office which was visited on January 13. Planned Parenthood informed the FBI and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder of the suspected sex trafficking ring. They issued a statement to the effect that they had sought an FBI probe . The Associated Press ran a story on January 24 which quoted Rose implying that sex trafficking ring was indeed her undercover reporters:
Lila Rose, Live Action’s founder and president, described Planned Parenthood’s assertion as “very interesting.” She declined to confirm or deny that the clinic visits were part of a Live Action operation, but did indicate in a telephone interview that an undercover videotape project of some sort was in the works.
“The story that speaks loudest will be in the evidence,” she said. “I can’t comment until we release the visual evidence.”
The evidence is that Planned Parenthood did the right thing by reporting the suspected sex trafficking ring to the authorities. Rose’s response should not have been “very interesting.” It should have been to come clean and inform the FBI of her organization’s operation. Law enforcement resources could have (should have) been diverted from real threats to investigate Planned Parenthood’s report. Lives could have been lost or real sex traffickers could have victimized additional children or adult female slaves due to Rose’s recklessness.
Planned Parenthood will win the PR war over this stunt. That is very unfortunate, as Rose’s cause, to prevent taxpayer funding of abortions, is a good one.
Rose and LiveAction have damaged their credibility and that of other pro-life organizations that blindly accepted and promoted the stunt. Conservatives must resist the tempation to adopt left wing methods to advance our cause. To do so makes us no better than the lefties who attempted to blame the Arizonia shootings on conservative hate speech.
Undercover investigations are appropriate. But when your cover is blown and/or your target does the right thing, the battle has already been lost. In this case, the battle was lost and the cause was damaged.Posted: February 2nd, 2011 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Live Action, Planned Parenthood | Tags: Lila Rose, LiveAction, Planned Parenthood | 7 Comments »