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Update: Thank Governor Christie for Vetoing Planned Parenthood Funding Bills Once again.

Update:  On June 29, 2016, Governor Christie vetoed these two bills once again.  Call and email Governor Christie to thank him for eliminating these funds in the budget and for consistently vetoing legislation to put these funds back in the budget every year since he took office. Please thank him for vetoing A3672/S3103, and A4604/S3104 again this time. Governor’s phone: 609 292-6000. Email the Governor … Continue reading

Physician Assisted Suicide bill fails in Maine

Despite passage by the House, Senate support falls one vote short. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AUGUSTA – Maine lawmakers have defeated a bill that would have allowed doctors to provide lethal doses of medication to terminally ill patients. Republican Sen. Roger Katz’s bill died Tuesday because the Senate and House failed to agree on the bill. Katz and other supporters said that people who don’t have … Continue reading

Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act introduced in the U.S. Senate. Action Needed.

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) introduced S1553, the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act on June 11, 2015.  This is the companion bill to H.R. 36, introduced by Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ) which passed the U.S. House of Representatives on May 13, 2015 by a vote of 242-184-1. Action Needed:  Please call U.S. Senators Menendez and Booker and urge them to support S1553. Senator Robert Menendez  Wash.D.C. office … Continue reading

Delaware Legislature Tables Physician Assisted Suicide Bill

Physician-assisted suicide tabled in Health committee FIRST STATE POLITICS The News Journal 7:30 p.m. EDT June 3, 2015 Lawmakers on Wednesday stalled legislation in committee that would allow terminally-ill patients to request medication to end their own life. Rep. Paul Baumbach, D-Newark, said he requested that lawmakers on the House Health & Human Development Committee keep the ‘Death with Dignity’ legislation in committee. “We knew when we … Continue reading

Update: Governor Christie Vetoes S866/A2648, Gestational Surrogacy legislation a second time.

Update: On June 29, 2015, Governor Christie vetoed bill S866/A2468, Call and email Governor Christie to thank him for vetoing S866/A2648 a second time.  Governor’s phone: 609 292-6000. Email the Governor here. Use “Health” as topic and “Family Health” as sub-topic. Please take this action immediately. Thank you.   The NJ Assembly passed S866/A2648, the Gestational Surrogacy Bill, on May 14, 2015 by a vote of … Continue reading

H.R. 36, The Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Passes in the U.S. House of Representatives

  On May 13, 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 36, the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act by a vote of 242-184.  All Republican Members of Congress from NJ  voted Yes except, Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-11), who voted No with all the Democratic Members of Congress from NJ. The Roll Call Vote can be found Here Below is a Statement from NJ Congressman … Continue reading

Physician Assisted Suicide Bill Fails in Connecticut

Aid-In-Dying Bill Fails To Get A Vote By Legislative Committee Aid-In-Dying Tim Appleton, Connecticut campaign manager for Compassion and Choices, spoke in favor of aid-in-dying legislation at the Capitol on March 16. (Michael McAndrews) By Daniela Altimari contact the reporter Laws and Legislation Connecticut General Assembly Aid-in-dying bill fails to come to a vote in the legislature’s Judiciary Committee HARTFORD — For the third time … Continue reading

Maryland Lawmakers pull the plug on Physician Assisted Suicide bill

  Death with dignity’ bill extinguished without a vote By Erin Cox The Baltimore Sun contact the reporter Maryland General Assembly Lawmakers pull plug on ‘death with dignity’ bill without a vote. Right-to-die legislation that sparked emotional debate in Annapolis will not be voted on this year. Maryland leaders delay any action on right-to-die bills until next year. Hope ended Wednesday for those who wanted … Continue reading

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