ASSEMBLY DEMOCRATIC LAWMAKERS TO CONTINUE CALLING ON GOV. CHRISTIE TO PROTECT WOMEN’S HEALTH CARE

Assembly Democratic lawmakers on Monday will continue calling on Gov. Chris Christie to take action on legislation to protect women’s health care funding. The news conference will take place shortly before 10 a.m. Monday, July 12, in the corridor in front of the governor’s office at the State House in Trenton.

The legislation (S-2139/A-3019) would reverse Christie’s $7.5 million cut to family planning and women’s health services in New Jersey. These services involve contraception; routine gynecological exams; screening for high blood pressure, anemia and diabetes; breast and cervical cancer screening and education; screening and treatment for sexually transmitted infections; HIV testing and counseling, pre-pregnancy counseling and education; pregnancy testing and confirmation and prenatal care. None of the funding would be used to cover abortion services.

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