Women and Children Committee Chair Says Christie Must Do More Than Pay “Lip Service” to Women’s Health Issues
Assembly Women and Children Committee Chairwoman Pamela Lampitt (D-Camden/Burlington) called on Governor Christie Wednesday to reverse his policies that have hurt New Jersey’s women, in honor of National Women’s Health and Fitness Day:
“As we celebrate National Women’s Health and Fitness Day today, it is important for our elected leaders to be true advocates for women’s health. Unfortunately in New Jersey, Governor Christie seems content to just pay lip service to women’s health issues, as he panders to the extreme-right wing in service of his national political ambitions.
“When it comes to women’s access to critical preventive health services–like breast and cervical cancer screenings, HIV/STI testing, and family planning– Chris Christie has rejected common-sense, fiscally-responsible investments in New Jersey. Yet unbelievably, he has found millions of dollars for reckless tax cuts for millionaires.
“It’s time for the Governor to stop courting the support of the Tea Party and start standing up for the women of New Jersey.”