STENDER APPLAUDS LAUTENBERG FOR WORKING TO INCREASE FAMILY PLANNING ACCESS AROUND GLOBE

While Christie Denies Access in New Jersey

Assemblywoman Linda Stender today applauded U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg for sponsoring an amendment that just advanced in Congress, which would expand access to family planning services for women around the globe.

“I am so grateful that Senator Lautenberg understands the importance of ensuring that women everywhere, including in developing nations, have access to the vital services provided by family planning centers. Unfortunately in New Jersey, the Governor has turned his back on women by denying them access to birth control and other preventative services, which will inevitably lead to an increase in abortions. Women lacking health insurance in New Jersey may now have to travel to third world countries in order to access these services,” said Stender (D-Middlesex/Somerset/Union).