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Governor Murphy commits to including family planning funding in state budget

Just weeks after signing legislation to restore funding for preventive family planning services, Governor Murphy reaffirmed his commitment to women’s health by pledging to fund reproductive health services in the upcoming FY19 state budget.

International Women's Day 2018: Women’s equality depends on family planning

Today is International Women's Day, a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political progress of women and to reflect on the barriers we still face to equality.

Governor Murphy signs family planning funding restoration bill into law

On a momentous day eight years in the making, Governor Murphy signed into law two pieces of legislation to protect and expand access to reproductive health care in New Jersey.

New Jersey Assembly votes yes on restoring family planning funding

Today, the New Jersey Assembly passed two bills to help expand access to reproductive health services in New Jersey. A2134 passed 47-20-6; this bill will reinstate the $7.45 million in reproductive health care funding cuts made by former Governor Christie.

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - February 7

Today is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), African Americans are the race/ethnicity demographic most affected, facing the most severe burden of HIV and AIDS in the nation.

PPAFNJ applauds Senate vote toward improving reproductive health care access

Today, the New Jersey Senate passed two bills – the first bills of the 218th legislative session – to help expand access to reproductive health services in New Jersey.

ADVISORY: Family Planning Press Conference - Thurs 2/1

Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey supporters, staff, and volunteers will join legislative leaders for a press conference at the State House in Trenton to underscore how critical these funds are to women’s health.

Family Planning Funding Restoration Bill Passes Out Of Assembly Committee

We at Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey applaud the members of the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee for passing A2134 and A1656 out of committee earlier today with bipartisan support.

Statement from Christine Sadovy, Legislative and Political Director

We at Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey applaud the members of the Senate Health, Human Services, and Senior Citizens Committee for passing S105 and S120 out of committee earlier today.

PPAFNJ Marks the 45th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Today marks the 45th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The landmark Supreme Court decision  overturned a Texas statute that made it a crime to perform an abortion unless a woman’s life was at stake — legalizing abortion nationwide.

PPAFNJ Celebrates Women’s March Anniversary

Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey supporters participated in this year’s Women’s March on New Jersey in a statewide rally to protect women’s rights, civil rights, and human rights.

PPAFNJ supporters take to the streets for second Women’s March on New Jersey
 

On Saturday January 20, Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey (PPAFNJ) will be leading a contingent of grassroots supporters at the second Women’s March on New Jersey.

Planned Parenthood Supporters Celebrate Phil Murphy’s Inauguration
 

After eight long years of an anti-women’s health administration in the Garden State, Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey supporters celebrated today as Phil Murphy was sworn in to be New Jersey’s next Governor.

PPAFNJ congratulates the incoming members of New Jersey’s 218th Legislature
 

A majority of the new and returning members are champions of women’s health – having supported legislation to restore essential funding for reproductive health care in past sessions, or campaigning successfully on the issue.

New Eagleton Poll Confirms: New Jerseyans Support Reproductive Health Funding
 

This week, a new poll released by the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling showed that 75 percent of New Jerseyans support the restoration of family planning funding – a key campaign promise of Murphy’s.

Planned Parenthood Statement on Doug Jones Victory in Alabama Senate Race
 

Planned Parenthood Action Fund released the following statement after Doug Jones defeated Roy Moore in the Alabama special election for U.S. Senate.

Congressional Tax Overhaul Bill a Threat to Health Care Access

Americans have made clear over and over they don’t want to see attacks on their health care. Yet, the tax plan moving through Congress will take away health insurance from 13 million people and increase premiums by ten percent.

BREAKING: Murphy’s win marks new era of progress for New Jersey women

After more than 900 volunteer hours logged, nearly 5,000 dials made during phone banks, millions of social media ad impressions and emails delivered to supporters’ inboxes, and thousands of leaflets and conversations shared at train stations and volunteer house parties across the state, Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey’s (PPAFNJ’s) get out the vote efforts paid off. New Jersey voters have elected Phil Murphy, a leader who will stand up for women’s health.

Tele-Press Conference: Election Wrap-Up
 

This election cycle, Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey embarked on an engaging and exciting campaign to help elect Phil Murphy for Governor.

Women’s Health Advocates #PickUpThePaperForPP

With less than one week left until the gubernatorial election, PPAFNJ is ramping up efforts to get out the vote for Phil Murphy. PPAFNJ has taken full page color ads in 13 of New Jersey’s major daily newspapers to say that Murphy is the champion New Jersey needs to stand up for women and families and fight cuts to Planned Parenthood and family planning services. #PickUpThePaperForPP.

Kim Guadagno: Pro-Choice, Except For Poor Women?
 

Just one week before the gubernatorial election, Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno had the opportunity today to finally clarify her views on funding for preventive reproductive health care in New Jersey after avoiding the topic throughout her campaign. Kim Guadagno will not restore funding for Planned Parenthood and other women’s health care providers in New Jersey.

With Two Weeks until New Jersey Election, Phil Murphy Leads on Women’s Health Issues
 

With just two weeks left until the New Jersey gubernatorial election, Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey (PPAFNJ) is ramping up efforts to get out the vote for Phil Murphy, the only candidate who unequivocally supports women’s reproductive rights and health care.  

Supporters Rally at William Paterson University Before Final Gubernatorial Debate

Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey (PPAFNJ) held a pre-debate rally in front of the Shea Center for the Arts at William Paterson University to show support for Phil Murphy — the only candidate who supports women’s reproductive health and rights unequivocally.

Supporters Rally in Newark Before First Gubernatorial Debate

Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey held a pre-debate rally in front of NJPAC in Newark to show support for Phil Murphy — the only candidate who supports women’s reproductive health and rights unequivocally.

Five Facts to Know About Women’s Health in New Jersey

With 78 percent of New Jersey voters supporting state funding for family planning services, women’s health is a key issue in the minds of voters this November. As you cover the candidates’ positions, here are a few key facts to keep in mind.


Phil Murphy Leads on Women’s Health Issues
 

Women leaders across the state say Murphy is the only gubernatorial candidate committed to women’s reproductive health and rights .

Trump Administration Takes Direct Aim At Health Care Coverage

The Trump administration has taken direct aim at birth control coverage for more than 62 million American women, eliminating the guarantee they had for coverage for birth control regardless of who they work for.


Turns Out, the Price Was Wrong
 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigned amid allegations of misuse of taxpayer dollars.


Planned Parenthood Applauds End of Graham-Cassidy-Heller Bill
 

More than 8,000 people will walk through Planned Parenthood’s doors, still able to access the basic, preventive health care they rely on.

Hundreds of Planned Parenthood supporters attend “Take Action House Parties” across New Jersey
 

With access to women’s health care at stake, grassroots activists write letters to raise women’s voices.

Planned Parenthood Condemns Violent White Supremacist Protest in Charlottesville
 

Planned Parenthood issued the following statement condemning the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, VA.  

Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey Endorses Phil Murphy for Governor
 

Surrounded by supporters in pink t-shirts and endorsed candidates from across New Jersey, Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey joined Phil Murphy in Trenton today to officially endorse his candidacy for governor.

 

Planned Parenthood: One Vote Closer to Six Month Birth Control Bill
 

Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey is celebrating that New Jersey women are one vote closer to increased access to birth control after an Assembly vote on legislation requiring insurance companies to cover costs for dispensing up to six months of contraceptives at one time.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America Statement on Trumpcare Defeat
 

In a tremendous victory for women’s health, the Senate failed to pass Trumpcare.

Planned Parenthood: Family Planning Funding Override Vote Falls Short

Despite recent polling showing that 78 percent of New Jersey voters support state funding for family planning services, members of the state legislature put politics over women’s lives and failed to restore funding for the lifesaving reproductive health services New Jerseyans rely on.

Planned Parenthood Supporters Rally to Restore Family Planning Funding

Wearing hot pink t-shirts and buttons, Planned Parenthood supporters “pinked out” the State House for a rally and lobby day to restore funding for family planning services to the state budget.

New Jersey Voters Support Public Funding For Low-Income Women's Reproductive Health

As New Jersey elected officials are gathering the votes needed to restore family planning funding in New Jersey, which has been eliminated in the state since 2010, a new poll shows a large majority of New Jersey registered voters support providing reproductive health services for low-income women.

Planned Parenthood: Gubernatorial Candidates Must Commit to Restoring Funding
 

Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey congratulates the two winners of the New Jersey gubernatorial primary election, Democratic candidate Phil Murphy and Republican candidate Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno. Now, with 153 days left until the general election, we call on both candidates to commit to the restoration of funding for family planning services in the state budget.

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