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Assembly Democratic Bill to Restore Funding for Women's Health Care Signed into Law

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Vince Mazzeo, Joann Downey, Gabriela Mosquera, Pamela Lampitt, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Angelica Jimenez, Eliana Pintor Marin, and Shavonda Sumter to restore state funding for family planning centers was signed into law on Wednesday.

"The health and well-being of women and children in New Jersey was facing threats from every angle for the past eight years - from Gov. Christie's assault on women's health centers to the uncertainty of the Affordable Care Act and the recent lapse in funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program," said Mazzeo (D-Atlantic). "Consequently, we made this legislation one of our first priorities for the new legislative session, now having a governor who was willing to sign it. It's incumbent upon us to step up to the plate at the state level to ensure that access to vital preventive healthcare services like mammograms, cancer screenings, and prenatal care is a right, not a privilege."

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