NJ Legislature Considering 'Reproductive Freedom Act' that Strips Medical Workers of 'Conscience Protection' and Legalizes Infanticide of Born-Alive Children
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Rev. Clenard H. Childress Jr.,
Dec. 1, 2020
MEDIA ADVISORY, Dec. 1, 2020 /Christian Newswire
/ -- "Cowardice asks the question, is it safe? Expediency asks the question, is it politic? Vanity asks the question, is it popular? But conscience asks the question, is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because it is right." – Martin Luther King
A coalition of pro-life groups and concerned activists are holding a "Day of Outrage" protest at the offices of legislators sponsoring the "Reproductive Freedom Act." This bill removes the "conscience clause," meaning healthcare workers must assist in abortion through all 9 months of pregnancy. It gives impunity to those who would kill a child born alive.
"The Reproductive Freedom Act is a human trafficker's best friend," said Rev. Greg Quinlan for Garden State Families. Quinlan stated, "The Reproductive Freedom Act will allow anyone, of any age, regardless of their residency, to receive an abortion at the expense of New Jersey taxpayers. New Jersey taxpayers will be paying for abortions for women victimized by Human Traffickers."
"This outrageous bill strips babies of their right to live, strips women of their right to safe healthcare, strips NJ healthcare workers and taxpayers of their rights of conscience not to participate in abortion, and even disenfranchises citizens from being able to rescind it in the future. This anti-freedom bill must be stopped in its tracks," said Christine Flaherty, Executive Director, LIFENET.
The Working Together coalition has been designed to educate the public on the details of the bill and how this bill will detrimentally affect women. New Jersey will be joining California and New York in not requiring an abortionist to be a licensed medical doctor.
Shawn Hyland, director of advocacy for the Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey, said, "This unsafe bill threatens women's health, jeopardizes children's safety and criminalizes medical health professionals."
Gwen Schwarzwalder, an activist with South Jersey Pro-Life Coalition, quoted from Albert Einstein, "Never surrender conscience even if the state demands it."
"The Reproductive Freedom Act shamefully disregards advances in prenatal medicine. Instead, it seeks to dehumanize and deprive babies in the womb of their life and dignity. It consigns them to inhumane procedures that would not be tolerated if done to a cat or a dog" said Marie Tasy, executive director, New Jersey Right To Life.
Rev. Clenard H. Childress Jr., founder of BlackGenocide.org, stated, "This change will further endanger women's health and put their lives at risk. This lowering of care for disproportionately African American women is typical of the callous abortion industry. Abortion is the most performed surgery on women. No doctors?"
The coalition will have another "Day of Outrage" that will span over three counties, Wednesday, December 2, starting at these NJ legislative offices:
10 a.m. – Assemblywoman Mila Jasey, 511 Valley St., Maplewood (Essex County)
1 p.m. – Assemblyman Vincent Mazzeo, 2312 New Rd., Northfield (Atlantic County)
2 p.m. – Senator Vin Gopal, 35 West Main St., Freehold (Monmouth County)
The Pro-life coalition is a promoter of Prayerful and Peaceful protest. The civil rights of all our citizens is a chief priority of the coalition.
SOURCE Rev. Clenard H. Childress Jr.
CONTACT: Rev. Clenard H. Childress Jr., 201-704-9325;
John Tomicki, League of American Families, 201-725-2154