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Vows to Continue Fight to Restore Women’s Healthcare Funding Despite Christie, GOP Rejection

(TRENTON) — Assemblywoman Linda Stender Monday vowed to continue to fight to restore access to healthcare for working class women in New Jersey, despite Gov. Chris Christie and Senate Republicans turning their back on the women of the state.

The Assemblywoman issued a multimedia package in which she talks about the Republican failure to override the governor’s veto and the next steps she will be taking to ensure that women have access to routine checkups and critical screenings.

The multimedia package consists of remarks from Assemblywoman Stender (D-Union), audio of same, a transcript of the Assemblywoman’s comments and a press release detailing their newly proposed initiatives to restore women’s healthcare funding in more detail.

The video can be accessed directly via our website — — or by clicking here.

The audio file is available upon request.

A press release with more information about the new initiatives can be found at

The transcript of the Assemblywoman’s comments is appended below:

“This is a really a sad day because we are already starting to see closings of agencies and reduction of hours and services to women for health care in this state.

“And it’s inexcusable, in my mind, that this governor and the Republican members of the Legislature have done that.

“But, that’s what happened today, and what it has done is unify the people who believe that this is important to stand up and fight harder and to keep going, and that’s what we’re going to do.”