State of New Jersey secondary Archives: on Abortion


Hirsh Singh: New Jersey should promote a philosophy of life, not death

I believe that we must demonstrate to our children that we value their lives--one day we will rely on them to value ours. New Jersey should promote a philosophy of life within our government, not death. New Jersey must demonstrate this philosophy by refusing to fund organizations whose primary purpose is to end the lives of our children. How many of our future leaders, engineers, doctors, scholars and inventors have we lost simply because they weren't considered human in their mother's womb?
Source: 2020 New Jersey Senate campaign website HirshSingh.com Jun 11, 2020

Rik Mehta: Protect unborn children from the moment of conception

Rik is pro-life. In the Senate, he will vote to protect unborn children from the moment of conception, while also ensuring that expectant mothers receive all the care and support that they need. Rik opposes taxpayer funds being used to provide abortion, believes we should ban late-term abortions, and that a parent or guardian must be notified when a minor child is seeking an abortion.
Source: 2020 New Jersey Senate campaign website RikForNJ.com Mar 18, 2020

Hirsh Singh: Eliminate all taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood

I am a defender of life. I respect those who have a different opinion but the move by some states to allow late-term abortion and post-birth infanticide is atrocious. In the Senate I will fight to:
Source: 2020 New Jersey Senate website HirshSingh.com Feb 5, 2020

Phil Murphy: Codify woman's full reproductive rights into state law

I'm proud we are fighting the Trump administration's efforts to block women from receiving vital information critical for them to make important decisions. We've protected funding for Planned Parenthood and women's health care. This must go beyond just providing funding to make up for the loss of Title X money. It's about protecting a woman's fundamental and constitutional right to full reproductive freedom. Let's commit to codifying a woman's full reproductive rights in state law.
Source: 2020 New Jersey State of the State address Jan 14, 2020

Bob Hugin: Pro-choice, but no late-term abortions unless maternal risk

Q: Abortion: Mostly ban or mostly legal?

Robert Hugin (R): Legal. "Pro-choice." Opposes late-term abortions unless life of mother is at risk.

Robert Menendez (D): Legal. "Strongly support a woman's right to choose." Cosponsored bill preventing medically unneeded restrictions.

Q: Contraception: Can employers withhold contraceptive coverage if oppose it?

Robert Hugin (R): No stand found.

Robert Menendez (D): No. Women have the right to affordable contraceptive services.

Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on New Jersey Senate race Oct 9, 2018

Robert Menendez: Yes affordable contraceptives; no unneeded restrictions

Q: Abortion: Mostly ban or mostly legal?

Robert Hugin (R): Legal. "Pro-choice." Opposes late-term abortions unless life of mother is at risk.

Robert Menendez (D): Legal. "Strongly support a woman's right to choose." Cosponsored bill preventing medica

Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on New Jersey Senate race Oct 9, 2018

Bob Hugin: Against late term abortions unless mother's life is at risk

A deputy campaign manager said, "Bob opposes late-term abortions˙unless the life of the mother is at risk. As Senator, Bob will vet each judicial nominee on their own merit and record. He thought Judge Neil Gorsuch was an excellent choice and would generally be supportive of nominees who fit that profile."
Source: Politics DW on 2018 New Jersey Senate race Feb 26, 2018

Rich Pezzullo: Opposes using tax dollars for abortions, wants regulations

Being pro-life, Rich has examined the health care choices available and believes our sisters, mothers, wives and girlfriends deserve more choices than abortion. He believes that women have health issues requiring assistance but opposes using tax dollars to pay for abortions.˙ Rich has advocated that sensible regulations on service providers, not unlike those placed on other medical professionals, including parental notification and informed consent, are in the best interest of the patients.˙
Source: 2018 New Jersey Senate campaign website pezzullo.com Jan 1, 2018

Ray Lesniak: Won landmark case for abortion rights

Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?

A: Pro-choice.

Q: Should abortion be legal when the pregnancy resulted from incest or rape?

A: Yes.

Q: When the life of the woman is endangered?

A: Yes.

Q: Prohibit public funds for organizations that perform abortions?

A: No.

Lesniak adds,"I won a landmark Women's Right to Choose case, Ponter v Ponter, which went beyond Roe v Wade and held a woman had the right to choose regarding any medical procedure involving her body."

Source: Vote Smart 2017-2018 New Jersey Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2017

Kim Guadagno: Supports women's healthcare; pro-choice

Guadagno's spokesman says: "The lieutenant governor is a pro-choice woman who will absolutely support women's health programs in New Jersey. Any suggestion she wouldn't support women's health is simply desperate."
Source: Newark Star-Ledger on 2017 New Jersey governor race Aug 10, 2017

Seth Kaper-Dale: Supports ful range of reproductive services

In accordance with the National Organization for Women's recommendations, my healthcare policy will allow patients and doctors the exclusive power to determine what medical care is best, including a full range of reproductive services. My administration will promote educational programs addressing physical violence against women, all forms of gender-based denigration and abuse and a woman's right to control her own body.
Source: 2018 New Jersey Governor website KaperDaleForGovernor.com Aug 8, 2017

Josh Gottheimer: Fight any attempt to get between a woman and her doctor

I unequivocally support women's reproductive rights and will fight any attempt to get between a woman and her doctor when it comes to making personal healthcare choices. I also believe women should have access to affordable health care services around the country.

We should also invest in stem cell research and ensure that the National Institutes of Health continue to fund ground-breaking research in cancer, autism, and other diseases.

Source: 2016 New Jersey House campaign website josh4congress.com Nov 8, 2016

Bonnie Watson Coleman: Protect women's access to comprehensive reproductive care

Bonnie Watson Coleman believes that a woman's right to choose is between a woman and her doctor. She is committed to protecting women's access to comprehensive reproductive health care services including access to contraceptives, education regarding all reproductive options, and support for healthy pregnancies. Bonnie Watson Coleman will continue to defend a woman's right to choose and vigorously oppose attacks against it.
Source: 2014 New Jersey House campaign website BonnieForCongress.com Oct 10, 2014

Jeff Bell: Apply 14th Amendment to the unborn

Question topic: Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Bell: Strongly Agree.

Question topic: Should abortion be allowed under extenuating circumstances? If so, what circumstances?

Bell: No.

Question topic: Briefly list political or legislative issues of most concern to you.

Bell: Applying the 14th Amendment's protection of life to the unborn

Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 New Jersey Senate race Sep 30, 2014

Murray Sabrin: Human life begins at conception

Question topic: Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Sabrin: Strongly Agree

Question topic: Should abortion be allowed under extenuating circumstances? If so, what circumstances?

Sabrin: We should all work to create a cultural shift in this country that this dreadful procedure would only be acceptable to be used in the extraordinary circumstance to protect the life of the mother. As a US Senator I would sponsor and vote for legislation to protect and promote life and would oppose anti-life justices to the US Supreme Court.

Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 New Jersey Senate race Jul 2, 2014

Cory Booker: Fix Hobby Lobby: it's not about religious freedom

Cory Booker urged Congress today to pass a law to fight the U.S. Supreme Court's controversial ruling allowing some religious-leaning companies to refuse paying for insurance coverage for contraception under ObamaCare. Booker vowed to work with fellow Democrats in Congress to draft legislation that would "fix" the ruling.

The nation's highest court voted 5-4 on Monday that companies with religious objections can dodge the requirement to pay for insurance coverage for contraception under Obama's Affordable Care Act, saying it violates a federal law protecting religious freedom. The ruling favored art-and-crafts chain Hobby Lobby, among about 50 companies to sue over the ObamaCare requirement.

Booker is running for re-election this year against Republican challenger Jeff Bell, who--like other GOP leaders--praised Monday's ruling.

Source: Newark Star-Ledger on 2014 New Jersey Senate race Jul 1, 2014

Jeff Bell: Hobby Lobby ruling protects religious freedom

Cory Booker urged Congress today to pass a law to fight the U.S. Supreme Court's controversial ruling allowing some religious-leaning companies to refuse paying for insurance coverage for contraception under ObamaCare.

The nation's highest court voted 5-4 that companies with religious objections can dodge the requirement to pay for insurance coverage for contraception under ObamaCare, saying it violates a federal law protecting religious freedom. The ruling favored art-and-crafts chain Hobby Lobby, among about 50 companies to sue over the ObamaCare requirement.

Booker is running for re-election this year against Republican challenger Jeff Bell, who--like other GOP leaders--praised Monday's ruling. "This is a great assurance to the American people and to New Jerseyans that their religious freedoms will not be stripped away by government mandates forcing people to pay for and buy into practices they believe violates their religious conviction," Bell said in a statement.

Source: Newark Star-Ledger on 2014 New Jersey Senate race Jul 1, 2014

Cory Booker: Vigorously defend women's access to affordable birth control

My priorities for affordable, high-quality health care include:
Source: 2013-2014 New Jersey Senate campaign web CoryBooker.com Nov 3, 2013

Cory Booker: No restrictions before viability; exceptions after viability

Cory Booker supports a woman's right to choose, according to his campaign website. But to hear a conservative group's ad tell it, Booker supports much more than choice.

The American Commitment Action Fund, a conservative PAC behind the BookerFAIL website, funded a new ad that claims Booker condones abortion at any stage of pregnancy and without restrictions. "He supports late-term and partial-birth abortion and opposes safety regulations," the ad states.

We checked with the Booker campaign. "We can all agree that we want to prevent unintended pregnancies, and therefore the need for abortion," a spokesman said. "Mayor Booker supports Roe v Wade, which allows women the right to choose up to the point of viability."

As for late-term and partial-birth abortions? "Cory Booker does not oppose restrictions on post-viability abortions if exceptions are made for the health and the life of the mother," the spokesman said.

Source: Politifact.com FactCheck on 2014 New Jersey Senate race Sep 1, 2013

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