Calls to Action
Reproductive rights are under attack across the nation. Are you ready to take action to ensure reproductive rights in New Jersey? The Texas Abortion Ban and SCOTUS’s failure to take action is being viewed as a harbinger of the decision to come next year when the justices release their decision on the Mississippi case.
Join NOW New Jersey and other advocates as we organize and rally across the state during Thrive NJ’s Week of Action.
- Virtual Rally with Gov Murphy – Wed 12/1 @ 11 AM
- Press Event / Rally – Thurs 12/2 @ 12 PM, Statehouse Annex in Trenton
- In-Person Rally – Sat 12/4 @ 12 PM, Piscataway Township
Reproductive Freedom Act
Background: The Reproductive Freedom Act – RFA (S3030/A4848) is ground-breaking legislation that will codify the right to choose for everyone in New Jersey and will expand access to reproductive healthcare, including pregnancy-related care and abortion care, especially for historically marginalized communities.
With the new conservative majority on our Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade is in jeopardy. Further, the pandemic has highlighted existing health disparities and therefore increasing access to all health care, especially time-sensitive care like reproductive healthcare, is critical.
The primary sponsors are State Senator Loretta Weinberg and Assembly Member Valerie Vainieri Huttle. The bill has 22 co-sponsors in the Assembly and 6 co-sponsors in the Senate and enjoys the support of the Governor.
Like all legislation, the RFA needs to be heard in specific legislative committees before it can pass, and to make that happen, we need to speak out and put pressure on the legislators to post it in committee. The leadership in the NJ Legislature need convincing on the urgency of moving the RFA from moving in both the Senate Health Committee and the Assembly Health Committee.
MAKE PHONE CALLS
Please call all the following leaders and make your voice heard.
- Senate President Stephen Sweeney
- Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin
- Senator Joe Vitale, Senate Health Committee Chair
- Assembly Member Herb Conaway, Assembly
Health Committee Chair
Senate President Sweeney & Senator Vitale:
Hi my name is _______ and I live in _______. I am calling today to urge ____________ to move the Reproductive Freedom Act – Bill number S3030 – and ensure it is heard in the Senate Health Committee as soon as possible. It is critical now more than ever that we protect and expand access to reproductive health care including abortion in NJ.
Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and Assembly Member Conaway:
Hi my name is ________ and I live in _______. I am calling today to urge ______________ to move the Reproductive Freedom Act – Bill number A4848 – and ensure it is posted and heard in the Assembly Health Committee as soon as possible. It is critical now more than ever that we protect and expand access to reproductive health care including abortion in NJ.