Right now, our champions in the New Jersey State Legislature are supporting efforts to expand access to women's health care. Speak out today, and ask your legislators to support access to quality, affordable reproductive health care for all New Jerseyans.
In 2010, Governor Christie eliminated $7.5 million for preventative family planning services from the state budget. This funding went to services like lifesaving cancer screenings, birth control, prevention and treatment of STIs, breast health services, Pap tests, and other health screenings. Six years later, that is nearly $45 million that
has not been available to invest in keeping New Jersey families healthy.
Women's health is at risk in New Jersey:
Women and families across New Jersey need your help. Tell your legislators that you support efforts to restore and expand access to reproductive health care.
of sexually transmitted infections have increased more than 27% since funding
for family planning services was cut from the state budget.
than 1.1 million women in NJ are in need of contraceptive services and
supplies, and nearly 40% are in need of contraception that is publicly funded,
a 5% increase since 2010.
than 38,000 individuals are living with HIV/AIDS statewide, and 4 out of 5
women with HIV/AIDS in NJ are women of color.
than 37,000 bacterial STIs were diagnosed in 2014, an increase of more than 27%
since funding for family planning services was cut from the state budget.
than 4,700 births to teen mothers and more than 7,400 new breast and cervical
cancer cases in 2012.
Dear [Decision Maker],
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]