New Jersey’s Two U.S. Senators Menendez and Booker Vote No on S.1881, Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood. Action Needed!

baby body parts
On August 3, the U.S. Senate failed to garner the 60 votes needed to pass S.1881, a bill to defund Planned Parenthood. The vote tally can be found below. The bill was introduced as a response to the videos which show Planned Parenthood top officials discussing the sale of aborted baby body parts to undercover investigators. Many of the videos can be viewed on NJRTL’s website. Leaders in the U.S. Senate have vowed to bring the bill back at a later date. Both of NJ’s two U.S. Senators shamefully voted No on this bill. Please contact them and express your disapproval with their vote and urge them to support the bill when it comes back again for a vote. Also contact your Member of Congress and urge them to vote to defund Planned Parenthood.

Senator Robert Menendez
Wash.D.C. office 202 224-4744
NJ offices: 973 645-3030, 856 757-5353
Email: www.menendez.senate.gov

Senator Cory Booker
Wash. D.C. office: 202 224-3224
NJ offices: 973 639 8700, 856 338-8922
Email: www.booker.senate.gov

Contact your Member of Congress and urge them to support legislation to defund Planned Parenthood.

Call the Capitol switchboard during regular business hours at 202 224-3121, provide your town, state and zip code and ask the operator the name, address and phone number of your Congressional Representative. You can also ask to be connected directly to their D.C. office. You can obtain the name and contact information of your Congressional Representative at the following web address: http:www.house.gov

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U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 114th Congress – 1st Session as compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate
Vote Summary
Question: On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed (Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S. 1881 )
Vote Number: 262 Vote Date: August 3, 2015, 05:36 PM
Required For Majority: 3/5 (60 votes) Vote Result: Cloture on the Motion to Proceed Rejected
Measure Number: S. 1881

Measure Title: A bill to prohibit Federal funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
Vote Counts:
YEAs 53,
NAYs 46,
Not Voting 1

Grouped By Vote Position

Yea = Vote to Defund Planned Parenthood

YEAs —53
Alexander (R-TN)
Ayotte (R-NH)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Blunt (R-MO)
Boozman (R-AR)
Burr (R-NC)
Capito (R-WV)
Cassidy (R-LA)
Coats (R-IN)
Cochran (R-MS)
Collins (R-ME)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Cotton (R-AR)
Crapo (R-ID)
Cruz (R-TX)
Daines (R-MT)
Donnelly (D-IN) Enzi (R-WY)
Ernst (R-IA)
Fischer (R-NE)
Flake (R-AZ)
Gardner (R-CO)
Grassley (R-IA)
Hatch (R-UT)
Heller (R-NV)
Hoeven (R-ND)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Isakson (R-GA)
Johnson (R-WI)
Lankford (R-OK)
Lee (R-UT)
Manchin (D-WV)
McCain (R-AZ)
Moran (R-KS)
Murkowski (R-AK) Paul (R-KY)
Perdue (R-GA)
Portman (R-OH)
Risch (R-ID)
Roberts (R-KS)
Rounds (R-SD)
Rubio (R-FL)
Sasse (R-NE)
Scott (R-SC)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Sullivan (R-AK)
Thune (R-SD)
Tillis (R-NC)
Toomey (R-PA)
Vitter (R-LA)
Wicker (R-MS)

Nay= Vote to Use Taxpayer dollars to fund Planned Parenthood

NAYs —46
Baldwin (D-WI)
Bennet (D-CO)
Blumenthal (D-CT)
Booker (D-NJ)
Boxer (D-CA)
Brown (D-OH)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Coons (D-DE)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Franken (D-MN)
Gillibrand (D-NY)
Heinrich (D-NM) Heitkamp (D-ND)
Hirono (D-HI)
Kaine (D-VA)
King (I-ME)
Kirk (R-IL)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Leahy (D-VT)
Markey (D-MA)
McCaskill (D-MO)
McConnell (R-KY)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Merkley (D-OR)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Murphy (D-CT)
Murray (D-WA)
Nelson (D-FL) Peters (D-MI)
Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV)
Sanders (I-VT)
Schatz (D-HI)
Schumer (D-NY)
Shaheen (D-NH)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Tester (D-MT)
Udall (D-NM)
Warner (D-VA)
Warren (D-MA)
Whitehouse (D-RI)
Wyden (D-OR)

Not Voting – 1
Graham (R-SC)

Governor Christie Addresses Hillary Clinton’s defense of Planned Parenthood. Asks Clinton: Do you support the conduct of Planned Parenthood in the killing of children in the womb in a way that maximizes their body parts for sale on the open market?

NJ Governor Chris Christie

Call Governor Christie to thank him for speaking out about these disgusting practices and for defunding Planned Parenthood in NJ. 609 292 6000.

Fourth Video Released. Videos prove Planned Parenthood sells baby parts. Take Action. Warning: Videos contains graphic content

Warning: Videos contain graphic content. 

Join Us in Calling for an Investigation of Planned Parenthood and the Permanent Defunding of this Organization.  Taxpayers should not be forced to be complicit in their disgusting profit making schemes and betrayal of women.  See suggested action below this page.

Read article and view 4th video here

 

View 3rd video below. 

What you can do at the state level:
Write to the Attorney General and Governor Christie and urge them to investigate and prosecute Planned Parenthood to the fullest extent of the law. Planned Parenthood’s top doctor, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, admitted that Planned Parenthood alters the abortion procedure, turning the baby to a breech position, in order to get the baby body parts intact and fill the orders for the day when needed. This places women’s lives and health at risk, is unethical and in violation of federal laws.

John J. Hoffman, Esq.
Acting Attorney General
Department of Law & Public Safety
25 Market Street – 1st Floor, West Wing
Trenton, NJ 08625

Governor Chris Christie
Office of the Governor
P.O. Box 001
State House
Trenton, NJ 08625

Phone # for the Governor: 609 292-6000
Fax # for the Governor: 609 292-3454

Email the Governor at this web address:
http://www.state.nj.us/governor/contact/

Call, email and schedule meetings with your State Senator and two Assembly members. Tell them you are sick and tired of legislative leaders’ yearly attempts to fund Planned Parenthood with your tax dollars. Remind them that Planned Parenthood is a private non-profit organization and that you do not want your hard earned tax dollars used to fund Planned Parenthood.

To find your state legislator:
By town:
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/districts/municipalities.asp
You can also call the Office of Legislative Services 1-800-792-8630 during business hrs.

What you can do at the federal level:

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) introduced S.1553, 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. Another bill, S.1881 has recently been introduced to defund Planned Parenthood. Tell your U. S. Senators to vote for S.1553 and also urge them to vote for S.1881.

Please call U.S. Senators Menendez and Booker & urge them to support S.1553 and S.1881.

Senator Robert Menendez
Wash.D.C. office 202 224-4744
NJ offices: 973 645-3030, 856 757-5353
Email: www.menendez.senate.gov

Senator Cory Booker
Wash. D.C. office: 202 224-3224
NJ offices: 973 639 8700, 856 338-8922
Email: www.booker.senate.gov

Contact your Member of Congress and urge them to support legislation to defund Planned Parenthood.

Call the Capitol switchboard during regular business hours at 202 224-3121, provide your town, state and zip code and ask the operator the name, address and phone number of your Congressional Representative. You can also ask to be connected directly to their D.C. office. You can obtain the name and contact information of your Congressional Representative at the following web address: http:www.house.gov

Go to www.womenbetrayed.com for your free action kit

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