Please see below for the June 27, 2016 vote tallies on the Planned Parenthood funding bills.
Please note that a “yes” vote is a vote in favor of forcing taxpayers to fund the largest abortion provider in the nation, Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood is currently the subject of a federal investigation by Congress for selling baby body parts, which is in violation of federal law. If your State Senator and Assembly members voted for these bills, call them and express your outrage.
Please also contact Governor Christie and urge him to veto these bills.
June 27, 2016 Senate and Assembly Vote on A1963/S1017
The Star-Ledger By Letters to the Editor | The Star-Ledger
on October 05, 2015 at 8:00 AM, updated October 05, 2015 at 8:10 AM
Fetal tissue isn’t needed to cure diseases
The Star-Ledger’s editorial regarding fetal tissue and defense of Planned Parenthood relies on broad, unsupported claims that fetal tissue is needed to help cure certain diseases and illnesses. However, your presumptions rely on antiquated science. Nothing usable for patients has come from the research you cite. Current, progressive alternatives such as induced pluripotent stem cells provide an unlimited source of cells, which can be produced from tissue of any human being, without harm to the individual donor, and with the ability to form virtually any cell type for study or potential clinical application. Stem cells from umbilical cord blood also show significant potential, but also have unique advantages for clinical applications and are already treating patients for numerous conditions. These are ethical, viable alternatives to using body parts from aborted babies.
You are correct that the imagery of an unborn baby on the video makes this a volatile subject, with one distinction. The babies in these videos did not die peaceful, natural deaths; they were deliberately and brutally crushed, dismembered and sliced apart for their brains, hearts, livers, pancreases and other organs. The fetal tissue you cite in those studies has been obtained in many cases from unborn babies at stages where fetal surgery is now used to correct anomalies in the womb and save lives, and at stages where science now demonstrates that unborn babies at these stages can feel pain. We should all agree that this inhumane and callous treatment of innocent human beings must end, and no organization that participates in these types of atrocities should be funded by taxpayers.
Marie Tasy is executive director of New Jersey Right to Life.
This video shows Cate Dyer, CEO of Stem Express discussing baby body part procurement with undercover investigators. Dyer calls Planned Parenthood “a volume institution” and admits they handle a number of “intact cases”; i.e., whole bodies of aborted babies, which she says they “have done a lot of.” She also said they “ship those (intact cases) back to our lab in its entirety.” She also admits that contamination is an issue, including yeast contamination. Dyer also calls the problem with bacteria “rampant” and hints that many of the clinics shouldn’t even be in business. Dyer is asked what would make her happy, and she says, “50 livers a week and then goes on to explain “it’s volume for us, we still need more. A lot of volume is what we do.” She also says that they don’t expect to be hitting capacity for the next 10 years. When asked if she felt it was not profitable for abortion clinics to procure the baby body parts, she said “I haven’t seen that.” She also says the lab technicians “freak out” and have “meltdowns” when they see the baby body parts, with some requesting that the hands and feet not be attached. She also admits that this is why a lot of researchers are getting away from using baby body parts and are instead using adult-human sampling. In speaking about neural tissue (i.e., brain tissue), she said it is “insanely fragile” and the “hardest to ship” and admitted that is why they procure and ship the whole calvarium (head). This is the video Stem Express did not want viewers to see and it is no wonder. Please continue to spread the word and educate others about these videos. Thank you.
6th video catches Planned Parenthood selling aborted baby body parts without patient consent.
Call your Member of Congress and U.S. Senators Menendez and Booker and demand they vote to defund Planned Parenthood!
See prior posts for information on how to contact your Representatives.
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.
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
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Trenton, NJ 08625
Phone # for the Governor: 609 292-6000
Fax # for the Governor: 609 292-3454
Email the Governor at this web address:
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:
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
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
“Selling body parts from an aborted fetus is a sickening shock to the conscious,” said Pennacchio (R-Morris). “If true, Planned Parenthood’s participation in performing abortions to systematically sell body parts from fetuses represents a level of depravity that’s hard to fathom.”
Senator Pennacchio said he is calling for the State Attorney General’s Office to launch an immediate investigation into whether any of the Planned Parenthood facilities in New Jersey took part in the practice. Senator Pennacchio said he is also reviewing current law in New Jersey regarding the donation of human body parts and tissue for medical research to see whether changes are needed to strengthen prohibitions against selling or profiting from harvested body parts from aborted fetuses.
“This video reveals some shocking admissions that have to be fully investigated and that includes looking into the practices of Planned Parenthood facilities in New Jersey,” said Pennacchio. “This simply can not be allowed to happen in New Jersey. If it’s determined that facilities here took part in illegal activity, those responsible must be held accountable. It’s also important that we make sure New Jersey laws adequately address this issue. There should be no circumstance where a facility can get any financial gain from soliciting abortions or harvesting body parts from aborted fetuses.”
“We wholeheartedly support and commend Senator Pennacchio’s efforts to stop this barbaric practice by Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest and most profit driven abortion provider,” said Tasy. “Additionally, we call on Congress to defund Planned Parenthood as Governor Christie did in New Jersey and urge New Jersey Democratic Leaders to abandon their yearly blind obsessive attempts to use taxpayer money to fund Planned Parenthood in the state budget.”