Access to reproductive health care should not depend on your income or your zip code. Speak out today, and ask your legislators to support access to quality, affordable reproductive health care for all New Jerseyans.
In 2010, Governor Christie cut $7.45 million in funding for family planning services in New Jersey from the state budget. This funding accounted for less than 0.022% of the entire statewide budget – a drop in the bucket for New Jersey’s women, men, and teens. Every year since 2010, the Governor has not heeded calls to stand with New Jersey women and protect access to essential reproductive health care services – and seven years later, a cumulative total of more than $50 million has not been available to invest in keeping New Jersey healthy.
Now, access to reproductive health care is at risk in New Jersey:
With a rapidly changing and uncertain health care landscape, it is more important than ever to support preventive reproductive health services in our state. 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]