Democrats Included Planned Parenthood Funding in NJ Supplemental Budget Proposal

By Marie Tasy, Executive Director, NJ Right to Life

Update:  The General Assembly will vote on these bills today!  Take Action!

The Senate Budget Committee released these bills on Tuesday.  I testified against both bills.  Read the article here.  Please call your state assembly members today and tell them to vote no on

A4171 and A4172.  The Senate will most likely take the bills on Monday so please call them also and tlel them to vote No.  Thank you.


State Legislation – Take Action Immediately!

Pro-Abortion Democrat State Legislators have once again introduced bills to use taxpayer dollars to fund Planned Parenthood despite the fact that Governor Christie has vetoed similar measures four times. The Assembly Budget Committee released the following two bill this afternoon and the Senate Budget Committee has scheduled them for a hearing tomorrow.

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Posted: June 20th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Abortion, Legislature, Marie Tasy, New Jersey State Budget, NJ Right to Life, Planned Parenthood | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Democrats Included Planned Parenthood Funding in NJ Supplemental Budget Proposal

NJ Right To Life Defends Kyrillos And Handlin Against Bellew’s ‘Misinformation’

Pro-Life Advocate Endorses O’Scanlon In LD13 Primary

NJ Right to LifeMarie Tasy, Executive Director of New Jersey Right to Life issued a statement last night refuting the “misinformation” being circulated by State Senate Candidate Leigh-Ann Bellew and her Bayshore Tea Party Group backed running mates in the 13th legislative district Republican primary.

Tasy was quoted in a mailer sent by the Bellew/Bayshore Tea Party slate as saying that Senator Joe Kyrillos voted in favor of partial birth abortion.

In her statement to MoreMonmouthMusings, Tasy went into painstaking detail to list Kyrillos’s votes against partial birth abortion. She said that bill cited in Bellew’s mailer that Kyrillos voted for, S1909, was a “bill filled with very technical, scientific jargon that was rammed through the Senate at breakneck speed.” The bill legalized embryonic stem cell research and cloning, NOT partial birth abortion.  Tasy said that many Senators voted for the bill without fully understanding it.  Subsequently, Kyrillos voted against the funding of embryonic stem cell/cloning research with increased taxes and bonding.

Tasy noted that Assembly Members Amy Handlin and Declan O’Scanlon were not legislators when the partial birth abortion and embryonic stem cell/cloning research bills were voted on.

Tasy’s statement is particularly extraordinary because Kyrillos is pro-choice on abortion.  Tasy said she is not defending Kyrillos, but setting the record straight on the misinformation campaign.

 I am not writing to defend Senator Kyrillos’ record and well known position on abortion, but to set the record straight on the misinformation campaign that is being circulated regarding his voting record and the positions of Assemblyman O’Scanlon and Assemblywoman Handlin.  It should be noted that Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon and Assemblywoman Amy Handlin were NOT  in the legislature at the time these bills were voted on and  therefore did  not vote on any of these bills.

“It says a lot about our opponents who call themselves conservatives that someone as highly respected in the Pro-Life community as Marie Tasy would take the time to refute the misinformation in their literature,” said O’Scanlon, “This is further confirmation of what I’ve been saying throughout the campaign, Bellew, her running mates, and the Bayshore Tea Party Group’s leadership have no integrity.”

Neither Bellew nor Bayshore Tea Party Group co-founder Barbara Gonzalez responded to an invitation to comment.

Tasy’s statement can be read in its entirety below:

I am writing to set the record straight regarding some misinformation that is being circulated in mailers to voters in the the 13th legislative district. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 1st, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: 13th Legislative District, 2013 Election, Abortion, Amy Handlin, Barbara Gonzalez, Bayshore Tea Party Group, Declan O'Scanlon, Joe Kyrillos, LD 13, Leigh-Ann Bellew, Marie Tasy, NJ Right to Life, Primary Election | Tags: , , , , , , , | 12 Comments »

The Human Life Amendment Belongs in the GOP Platform

By Marie Tasy, Executive Director New Jersey Right to Life

Republicans traditionally don’t win the women’s vote. Even pro-abortion Governor Christine Todd Whitman never won the women’s vote. The pro-life Republican party platform sets forth a goal to right a terrible wrong and it’s a worthy one, indeed. Did the abolitionists succeed in eradicating slavery overnight? No, but they perservered and eventually slavery was abolished in our land. Abortion is the human rights issue of our day. It is deeply disturbing that the Democrat party platform supports abortion on demand and states unequivocally that every American taxpayer should be forced to pay for it. This is truly the extreme position and one that is not supported by the majority of Americans. Every abortion is a tragedy and an act of violence that kills children and hurts women. That is why the pro-life movement offers financial and practical help to women in crisis pregnancies through pregnancy aid centers and maternity homes. We also offer help to the growing number of women who regret their abortion through many organizations and community outreach programs. To suggest that we should stop there is ill conceived and short sighted. Even legal scholars who support abortion admit the Supreme Court’s findings in Roe v. Wade are fatally flawed. The basis for the decision was based on a lie. Will abortion be eradicated in our lifetime? Perhaps not, but for Americans who value life, we have every right to work through political and legal avenues (as did our predecessors in previous civil rights struggles) to try to prevent the violent slaughter of millions of unborn children and the wounding of their mothers. We applaud the GOP for setting forth this goal for our country and will continue to work toward the day when this worthy goal becomes a reality.

Todd Akin admitted he misspoke and apologized. It’s time to focus on and expose Obama’s radical positions. Obama never met an abortion he didn’t like. His positions are so extreme he even voted against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act. His HHS contraceptive mandate which is an attack on the first amendment’s religious liberty and freedom of conscience protections was drafted with the help of Planned Parenthood and other like minded groups who will financially benefit from the new policy. Moreover, his national healthcare plan will force every American to pay for abortion and will ration health care for the elderly. He has given millions of our hard earned tax dollars to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider who has been repeatedly caught on tape aiding and abetting the sexual predators of minors. And there’s so much more! It’s time to expose these positions to the American people and stop playing into the feeding frenzy of the left.

Posted: August 23rd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: 2012 Presidential Politics, Abortion, Planned Parenthood | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

NJ Right To Life Rally To Oppose Planned Parenthood Funding

Please come down to Trenton on Monday, May 23rd to let your voice be heard.

Event, Place and Time:  Rally on Monday, May 23, 2011 at 12 noon on the Steps of the State House in Trenton, followed by 2 p.m. Senate Voting Session, Senate Gallery, 2nd floor of State House

Purpose:  Oppose S2899, bill to fund Planned Parenthood

Revenue forecasts show that NJ is getting approximately $900 million from income tax returns and Senator Weinberg believes that $7.5M of it should go to Planned Parenthood!

That’s right.  I just received word that Senator Loretta Weinberg introduced bill S2899 to fund Planned Parenthood family planning clinics today and Senate President Stephen Sweeney agreed to post it for a 2 p.m. Senate vote on Monday, May 23rd.   In a statement released today, Senator Sweeney called Senator Weinberg, “a tireless advocate for women” and thanked her for her “constant and consistent fight on behalf of the women of New Jersey.”  They are furious at Governor Christie for repeatedly vetoing bills to restore funds to their favorite core constitutency – Planned Parenthood. 

Bill S2899 was introduced today, placed on 2nd reading and scheduled for a vote on Monday.  The reason they are rushing this bill through is because they are hoping NJ citizens aren’t paying attention.   Just last week, NJRTL exposed a 39 page deficiency report  obtained through an Open Public Records Act Request. The Report was issued by the NJ Department of Health and involved a recent inspection of Planned Parenthood of Mercer County’s abortion and family planning clinic citing numerous health and safety violations.  This report follows a videotape showing a Planned Parenthood clinic employee aiding and abetting sex traffickers of minor girls as young as 13.   

By pushing to fund Planned Parenthood in spite of its criminal activity and violation of health and safety laws, both of which place the lives of women and young girls in immediate danger, Senator Weinberg proves she is not a champion of women.  She is a champion and tireless advocate for Planned Parenthood and is fighting to fund them with our hard earned money.  That is why NJRTL has scheduled a rally in Trenton on Monday at 12 noon to support Governor Christie’s veto of these bills and expose Weinberg and Sweeney’s political chicanery in the name of women’s health. 

Can I count on you to stand with me on Monday, May 23rd  to send a message to our Senators to vote No on S2899 and let them know we are watching how they vote?  Please send this message to all your pro-life friends and family and please plan to attend the rally at 12 noon Monday, followed by the 2 p.m. Senate voting session, if possible!  Mothers with small children are welcome!   Please email me to let me know whether you will attend.  Please also send a prewritten message to your State Senator, two Assembly members and Governor Christie from the Legislative Action center of our Website on this matter.  Here is the link to the page.     Thank you!

For Life,

Marie Tasy, Executive Director New Jersey Right to Life

Posted: May 20th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Planned Parenthood, Press Release, Right to Life | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

Perth Amboy Planned Parenthood Manager Taped Coaching Underage Sex Trafficking Pimp

Shocking video shows office manager coaching a man posing as a pimp on how to “beat the system” of protection for underage sex trafficking victims.

The undercover video was produced by LiveAction.Org, a youth led pro-life movement based in San Jose, California.

From LiveAction’s blog:

NEW JERSEY – February 1, 2011– A Planned Parenthood manager in New Jersey coaches a man and a woman posing as sex traffickers how to secure secret abortions, STD testing, and contraception for their female underage sex slaves, and make their whole operation “look as legit as possible” in an undercover video released this morning.

Clinic manager Amy Woodruff, LPN, of Planned Parenthood Central New Jersey’s Perth Amboy center, warns the pimp and his prostitute to have their trafficked underage girls lie about their age to avoid mandatory reporting laws, promising, “even if they lie, just say, ‘Oh he’s the same age as me, 15,’…it’s just that mainly 14 and under we have to, doesn’t matter if their partner’s the same age, younger, whatever, 14 and under we have to report.” She says, “For the most part, we want as little information as possible.”

Woodruff also recommends how the pimp can get his prostitutes cheaper contraception by claiming they are “students”: “If they’re minors, put down that they’re studentsMemphis. Yeah, just kind of play along that they’re students–we want to make it look as legit as possible.”

If one of the young trafficked girls needs an abortion, Woodruff refers the pimp and prostitute to the Metropolitan Medical Association, where “their protocols aren’t as strict as ours and they don’t get audited the same way that we do.” The prostitute in the video asks how long after the abortion until the girls can have sex again, and when Woodruff says “minimum of 2 weeks,” she asks what sex acts the girls could still do to make money. Woodruff advises, “Waist up, or just be that extra action walking by” to advertise sex to potential clients.

Sex trafficking is punishable under federal law and carries a potential life sentence. The new video is released by Live Action, a pro-life new media organization led by 22-year-old Lila Rose. The video airs just days after Planned Parenthood’s leadership suspected the sting operation and sought an FBI probe of Live Action in order to deter the release of the exposé. Live Action is sending full footage to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, NJ Attorney General Paula Dow, officials at the Federal Bureau of Investigations, and other law enforcement officials, requesting federal and state investigations into Planned Parenthood’s sexual abuse and sex trafficking cover up.Memphis

The abridged 11-minute video is available at: LiveAction.org

“This proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that Planned Parenthood intentionally breaks state and federal laws and covers up the abuse of the young girls it claims to serve,” said Lila Rose, President of Live Action. “Time and time again, Planned Parenthood has sent young girls back into the arms of their abusers. They don’t deserve a dime of the hundreds of millions they receive in federal funding from taxpayers. Congress must cease funding and the Department of Justice should investigate this corrupt organization immediately.”

Live Action has previously released more than a dozen hidden camera videos from ten states and shows the alarming trend of illegal Planned Parenthood activity including cover-up of sexual abuse of minors, the skirting of parental consent laws, citing unscientific and fabricated medical information to convince women to have abortions, and Planned Parenthood’s willingness to accept donations earmarked to abort African-American babies.

Marie Tasy, Executive Director of New Jersey Right to Life, issue the following statement in response to the video:

“Over the last year, several NJ lawmakers endorsed by Planned Parenthood have continued to defy the Governor and push legislation to use taxpayer money to fund these clinics, “ said Marie Tasy, Executive Director for New Jersey Right to Life.  “ Using buzz words and phrases like ‘gender equity’ and  ‘poor women’s access to health care,’  these lawmakers have  invoked   ‘mothers, daughters, wives, sisters and friends who may one day find themselves without health care’  to try to obtain  support for their misguided attempts to fund Planned Parenthood.  After viewing this video, we ask, who in their right mind would trust their mother, wife, sister, friend and especially their minor daughter to Planned Parenthood?” 


“New Jersey taxpayers and every state and federal elected official and law enforcement agency throughout this country should be outraged that an organization claiming to conduct ‘extensive community outreach’ has been caught on tape doing everything in its power to conceal the sexual abuse and exploitation of girls as young as 14.  When Planned Parenthood says they provide ‘family planning’ services and brags that ‘we welcome everyone – regardless of race, age, income, sexual orientation, or disability,’ what they really mean is that they’re willing to make money on anyone, even child sex slaves,” said Tasy.


“We urge Congress to Defund Planned Parenthood and call on the U.S. Attorney General, the U.S. District Attorney and the NJ Attorney General  to immediately launch a complete investigation into  Planned Parenthood clinics and Metropolitan Medical Association in Englewood, NJ’s  operations for aiding and abetting in the sexual abuse and  trafficking of minors.  We thank Governor Christie for vetoing legislation in July which would have restored $7.6 million in funds to Planned Parenthood and urge him to veto A3273/S2393 so that the state of NJ and its taxpayers will not be complicit in the exploitation of poor women and minors under the pretense of ‘women’s health.’   We also call on Assembly Speaker Oliver and Senate President Sweeney to fulfill their obligation  to protect minor girls in NJ  by scheduling hearings on ACR71/SCR99, the Parental Notification Constitutional Amendment without delay,” said Tasy.

Amy Woodruff, the Planned Parenthood manager in the video was not available for comment when MMM called.  The women who answered the phone at the Perth Amboy office said someone would call back.  MMM will update this story when and if they do.

Posted: February 1st, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Planned Parenthood | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »