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READ PRESS RELEASE ON A5750/S4215 

Planned Parenthood Action Fund of NJ and Garden State Equality call on state legislature to reject restrictions on internet access.

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Young People Deserve
Access to Information

Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey is committed to ensuring all people receive the information and resources they need to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. Legislation that restricts Internet access would create barriers and eliminate access to information and the online communities that support people’s health and mental wellbeing.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

A teen with an abusive parent could be cut off from supportive resources.

A child of immigrants without documentation could have no way of ever getting access to information.

LGBTQ+ youth could be denied permission from unsupportive parents and miss out on crucial support spaces and resources.

Individuals of any age who can’t access - or don’t want to upload - government-issued ID or credit card information will be prevented from accessing their social media accounts.

Health care organizations like Planned Parenthood could be forced to stop communicating with users via social media, putting an end to accessible, medically accurate health information for many.

This well-intentioned bill will instead cut off young people’s connection to vital information about their health and lives.

Read our Coalition Press Release

Together with Garden State Equality, ACLU-NJ, the NJ State Chamber of Commerce, The Trevor Project, Chamber of Progress, and more than 45 other organizations, Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey opposes legislation to restrict Internet access for all New Jerseyans.

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Read the Star-Ledger's Op-Ed

Read the Star-Ledger Editorial Board's view on legislation that would infringe upon free speech rights by requiring parental consent for social media access.

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