Vote NO on S120

Makes FY 2018 supplemental appropriation of $7,453,000 to DOH for family planning services

   Following is the letter I wrote to Senator Bateman

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I'm writing regarding the upcoming proposed legislation (S120 and similar bills) to restore funding to benefit "women's health care" by appropriating $7.4 million for grants to the Department of Health for centers that provide Family Planning Services.  

Although this bill states that funds may not be used for abortion services, it is widely publicized that Planned Parenthood will be the primary beneficiary of this lucrative drain on us taxpayers.  I question the integrity of Planned Parenthood and I am concerned about their track record of dishonest practices as well as their ethical and legal violations... some of which are outlined in the report from the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives. https://archives-energycommerce.house.gov/sites/republicans.energycommerce.house.gov/files/documents/Select_Investigative_Panel_Final_Report.pdf 

Among areas of concern are that abortion providers were using techniques that resulted in infants born alive during abortion. They wrote that, according to documents obtained in their investigation, many researchers want tissue from late-gestation infants "untainted by feticidal agents." They concluded in their report that "abortion providers may modify abortion procedures, in apparent violation of the law, to increase the odds of getting an intact infant cadaver. Clearly, these factors increase the likelihood that unborn infants are born alive during late second-trimester abortions, and raise the question whether these infants' civil rights are recognized by abortion providers."  

This Final Report mentioned above also includes a report of HIPAA violations and lack of informed consent.  

In addition, a government audit found that they fraudulently billed Medicaid for millions of dollars in services that did not qualify as family planning.  

In December 2017, it was announced that the Justice Department is going to investigate Planned Parenthood's illegal activities.  

NJ residents have been receiving quality women's healthcare services through Federally Qualified Health Centers. They provide more health care services than Planned Parenthood. The only thing they do not do is abortions. The taxpayer dollars that used to go to Planned Parenthood now fund these health centers in New Jersey, ensuring that women have access to quality care.  

Not to mention that Planned Parenthood, a supposedly non-profit organization, has $1.6 BILLION IN ASSETS.  Their main source of income comes from providing abortions and I'm guessing their biggest expense is propaganda and supporting political candidates who support them.  Do the math... Governor Phil Murphy supports Planned Parenthood and received donations from their PAC.   And now he's intent on repaying the favor.  

Therefore, I urge you to vote NO on a bill that will keep Planned Parenthood in business and render more harm than good to Women's Health. I urge you to table this issue or rewrite it to protect women from an entity whose legal, moral and ethical activities are coming to light and are now under investigation.  

I urge you not to take the partisan view, blindly accepting this issue, but to look into your heart and evaluate how you can truly do something good that will benefit women in need.  

I await your response.